George Carlson

George Carlson
BORN
July 3, 1940
Elmhurst, Illinois
 
EDUCATION 
The American Academy of Art, Chicago 
The Art Institute of Chicago 
University of Arizona 
Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, University of Idaho, Moscow 
 
ONE-MAN EXHIBITIONS 
1995Retrospective Exhibition
Fort Worth Zoo Museum, Texas
 
1993Retrospective Exhibition
Autry Western Heritage Museum, Los Angeles
 
1988The Tarahumara
Southwest Museum, Los Angeles
 
1985The Tarahumara
Indianapolis Museum of Art
 
1982The Tarahumara
Natural History Museum, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.
 
1979-80Retrospective Exhibition
Indianapolis Museum of Art
 
  
TWO-MAN EXHIBITIONS 
2001Morris Museum of Art
Augusta, Georgia
 
1994Thomas Gilcrease Museum
Tulsa Oklahoma
 
  
GROUP EXHIBITIONS 
2004

Salon d' Arts
Denver, Colorado

Thomas Gilcrease Museum
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Wildlife Experience Museum
Parker, Colorado

 
2003 - 04California Art Club Exhibition
Pasadena Museum of California Art, California
 
2002 - 03Fallbrook Art and Cultural Center
Fallbrook, California
 
1998 - 05

Coors Invitational, 2000 Feature Artist, National Western Stock Show and Rodeo
Denver Colorado 

Masters of the American West
Autry Western Heritage Museum, Los Angeles

 
2001Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art
Marietta, Georgia
 
2000From the Inside Out: Contemporary Wildlife Art and the Legacy of Carl Rungius, Glenbow Museum
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
 
1995-05Prix de West • National Cowboy Hall of Fame
Oklahoma City
 
1995Western Rendezvous Show
Park City, Utah
 
1981-2000Artists of America Show
Denver, Colorado
 
1999"100 Years of the Art of Taos"
Foothills Art Center, Golden, Colorado
 
1998The Governor's Invitational
Denver, Colorado
 
1996Direct From Nature
International Center for Earth Concerns, Ojai, California
 
1992The Denver Seven 
National Cowboy Hall of Fame
Oklahoma City
 
1991-92High Plains Heritage Museum
Spearfish, South Dakota
 
1991The Hakone Open-Air Museum
Tokyo
 
1990

Amerika Haus
Berlin, Germany

Central House of Artists
Moscow, U.S.S.R.

National Academy of Design
New York

National Sculpture Society
New York

Hubbard Museum
Riudoso, New Mexico

 
1973-90National Academy of Western Art
Oklahoma City
 
1989

Kennedy Center
Washington, D.C.

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art
Indianapolis

 
1988

Western & Wildlife Museum
Jackson, Wyoming

Kentucky Derby Museum
Lexington

Americana Museum 
El Paso, Texas

 
1987

Kyoto World Exposition of Historical Cities
Japan 

Sonoma County Museum
Santa Rosa, California

 
1985Gilcrease Museum
Tulsa, Oklahoma
 
1984Salmugundi Club
New York
 
1982-83National Sculpture Society
New York
 
1981

The Peking Exhibit
Beijing, China 

Indianapolis Museum of Art
Indianapolis

 
PriorPhoenix Art Museum
Denver Natural History Museum
Penrose Library • University of Denver
 
  
ONE-MAN GALLERY SHOWS 
2002

Nicholas Gallery
Billings, Montana

Matthew Chase Gallery
Sante Fe, New Mexico

 
2001The Art Spirit Gallery
Coeur d' Alene, Idaho
 
1994

Erin Vaughan
Denver, Colorado

Kneeland Gallery
Ketchum, Idaho

The Opicka Gallery
Denver, Colorado

 
1993Fenn Galleries
Santa Fe, New Mexico
 
1992Gerald Peters Gallery
Santa Fe, New Mexico
 
1990Kneeland Gallery
Ketchum, Idaho
 
1989Farber Gallery of Fine Art
Indianapolis
 
1988

Gerald Peters Gallery
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Sun Valley Center for the Arts & Humanities
Idaho

 
1987Gerald Peters Gallery
Dallas Texas
 
1985Gerald Peters Gallery
Santa Fe, New Mexico
 
1983O'Grady Galleries
Chicago
 
1982Folger Gallery
Indianapolis
 
1981Stremmel Gallery
Reno, Nevada
 
1980Grand Central Art Galleries
New York
 
1977

Gerald Peters Gallery
Santa Fe, New Mexico

O'Grady Galleries
Chicago

Stremmel Gallery
Reno, Nevada

Bishop Gallery
Scottsdale, Arizona

 
1976Kennedy Galleries
New York
 
1972Saks Gallery
Colorado Springs, Colorado
 
   
TWO-MAN GALLERY SHOWS 
1993

Kneeland Gallery
Ketchum, Idaho

The Opicka Gallery
Denver, Colorado

 
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1971Saks Gallery
Colorado Springs, Colorado
 
   
 
AWARDS 
2005

Masters of the American West Award 
Autry National Museum 

John J. Geraghty Award
Autry National Museum

 
2003

The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation Award for Sculpture
Autry National Museum

Gold Medal for Sculpture, California Art Club

Mary Bell Grant Award, Coors Invitational

 
1989Gold Medal, National Academy of Western Art
Gold Medal, Robert Lougheed Award, National Academy of Western Art
 
1988Silver Medal, National Academy of Western Art 
1985Gold Medal, National Academy of Western Art 
1983Merit Award, Western Rendezvous Show
Helana, Montana
 
1981Silver Medal, National Academy of Western Art 
1980Gold Medal, National Academy of Western Art 
1978Gold Medal, National Academy of Western Art 
1976Silver Medal, National Academy of Western Art 
1975Prix de West, National Academy of Western Art 
1974Gold Medal, National Academy of Western Art 
   
MEMBER 
2005Sculpture Review Editorial Board 
2003California Art Club 
2001Lionel Hampton National Jazz Festival, National Board of Directors 
1981National Sculpture Society, elected to Fellow 1989 
1974National Academy of Western Art 
   
HONORS 
1999Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, University of Idaho 
1996Idaho Govenor's Award for Excellence in the Arts 
1992Artists of America, AOA Master 
   
CONFERENCE 
1989Lecturer at U.S./Soviet Art Summit
Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, USSR
 
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PRESENTATION COMMISSION 
1995OLD BLUE, bronze sculpture: Charles Goodnight Foundation commission, Amon Carter Exhibition Hall • Fort Worth, Texas 
1981NAVAJO JOHN, bronze sculpture: presented to retiring Chairman, Nicholas Brady by the Foreign Diplomatic Council • State Department, Washington, D.C. 
  
PORTRAIT BUST COMMISSIONS 
2005Lionel Hampton • commissioned by University of Idaho 
2003Carl Reichardt • commissioned by Carl Reichardt 
1999John Lockridge • commissioned by Erika Lockridge 
1997Ennis Cosby • commissioned by Bill Cosby 
1994Bob Kuhn • commissioned by William Kerr for the National Wildlife Museum, Jackson, Wyoming 
1991Phylicia Rashad • commissioned by Bill Cosby 
1990Paul Robeson • commissioned by Bill Cosby
Richard Ohrstrom • commissioned by Richard Ohrstrom
 
1981Bill Harrah • commissioned by Bill Cosby 
1979Bill Cosby • commissioned by Bill Cosby 
  
OUTDOOR SCULPTURE 
2005

The Conquerer • heroic size, Autry National Museum, Los Angeles 

heroic size, Leanin' Tree Museum, Boulder, Colorado

 
1999Mane of Wind - Neck of Thunder • William Ballentine Collection on loan to the City of Kirkland, Washington 
1999Mane of Wind - Neck of Thunder • William Ballentine Collection on loan to the City of Kirkland, Washington 
1998

I'm the Drum • New Mexico Museum of Santa Fe Fine Art 

Hopi Girls • New Mexico Museum of Fine Art, Santa Fe

 
1994

Paul Robeson • heroic size, Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio 

I'm the Drum • heroic size, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado

 
1989The Greeting • heroic size, Eiteljorg Museum of the American Indian and Western Art, Indianapolis 
1988The Greeting • Genesee Museum, Rochester, New York
I'm the Drum • heroic size, Bank of America, Las Vegas, Nevada
 
1985Of One Heart • heroic size, The Museum of Outdoor Art, Englewood, Colorado 
1982Of One Heart • Genessee Museum, Rochester, New York 
1980Early Day Miner • heroic size, Washington Park, Denver, Colorado 
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PUBLIC & CORPORATE COLLECTIONS 
 African American Museum in Philidelphia, Pennsylvania
 Amon Carter Exhibition Hall • Fort Worth, Texas
 Anschutz Collection • Denver, Colorado
 Autry Western Heritage Museum • Los Angeles
 Bank of America • Las Vegas, Nevada
 Boatman's Bankshare Inc. • St. Louis, Missouri
 Brownsville National Bank • Texas
 Charles Russell Museum • Great Falls, Montana
 Chase Manhattan Bank • New York
 Central State University • Wilberforce, Ohio
 Cherokee National Historical Society • Chakota, Oklahoma
 Colorado Springs Fine Art Center • Colorado
 Corning Museum • Corning, New York
 The Coeur d' Alene Resort • Coeur d' Alene, Idaho
 Denver, City and County of Denver
 Denver Museum of Art • Colorado
 Denver Natural History Museum • Colorado
 Denver Public Library • Colorado
 Eiteljorg Museum of the American Indian and Western Art • Indianapolis
 Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art • University of Oklahoma, Norman
 Getchell Library • University of Nevada, Reno
 Genesee Museum • Rochester, New York
 The Thomas Gilcrease Museum • Tulsa, Oklahoma
 The Harmson Collection • Denver, Colorado
 Harrah's Club • Reno Nevada
 Hotel Vajra • Kathmandu, Nepal
 Indiana University School of Medicine, Carole and Paul Stark School of Neurological Studies of the Brain
 Indianapolis Museum of Art • Indianapolis
 Leanin' Tree Museum • Boulder, Colorado
 School of American Ballet, Lincoln Center • New York City
 Los Angeles Athletic Club • California
 Manville Corporation • Denver, Colorado
 New Mexico Museum of Fine Art • Santa Fe
 Mountain States Bank • Denver, Colorado
 Mike Mansfield Center for Japanese Studies • University of Montana, Missoula
 Mobile Oil Corporation • Houston, Texas
 National Cowboy Hall of Fame • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
 National Wildlife Museum • Jackson, Wyoming
 Nevada Museum of Art • Reno, Nevada
 Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture •Spokane, Washington
 Outdoor Museum of Art • Englewood, Colorado
 Pearce Western Art Collection at Navarro College • Corsicana, Texas
 Pierce McCallister Cottage, Colorado Historical Society • Denver, Colorado
 Pierce McCallister Cottage, Colorado Historical Society • Denver
 Rockwell International
 Rockwell Museum • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 Rocky Mountain Bank • Denver, Colorado
 Schromberg Museum • New York, New York
 Sutter Memorial Hospital • Sacramento, California
 Tucson Museum of Art • Arizona
 University of Idaho • Moscow
 University of Nevada • Reno, Nevada
 Wells Fargo Historical Museum • Los Angeles
 The Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Buffalo Bill Historical Society • Cody, Wyoming
 William Ballentine Collection • City of Kirkland, Washington
 World Wildlife Fund • Washington, D.C.
 U.S. Embassy • Copenhagen, Denmark
   
BACK TO THE TOP 
   
 
2005The Language of Drawing by Sherrie McGraw, Bright Light Publishing 
2002George Carlson, Year of the Horse Nicholas Gallery, Billings, Montana 
1997Leading the West: One Hundred Contemporary Painters and Sculptors, by Donald J. Hagerty, Northland Publishing 
1994Masters of American Sculpture, by Donald Martin Reynolds, Abbeville Press
Gilcrease Museum Rendezvous '94, Tulsa, Oklahoma
 
1993George Carlson, Dignity in Art, Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum 
1992George Carlson, The Strength of the Spirit, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico 
1990 - 2004Allgemeines Kunstlerlexikon Leipzig, Germany 
1991-98Personalities of America, America Biological Institute, Raleigh, North Carolina 
1990The Art Collection of Ambassador and Mrs. Keith Lapham Brown, United States Residence, Copenhagen, Denmark, published by Gerald Peters Corporation 
1989American Design: The Northwest, by Linda Humphrey, Fred Albert, Michael Jensen, Bantam Publishing
Sculpture: Technique - Form - Content, by Arthur Williams, Davis Publications, Inc. Worcester, Massachusetts
 
1988Directory of American Sculptors, edited by Glenn B. Opitz, Apollo 
1986-91American References, Chicago 
1986Sweet Promised Land, Robert Laxalt, University of Nevada Press 
1985A Cup of Tea in Pamplona, Robert Laxalt, University of Nevada Press
A Pastel Renaissance, David Marshall Smith, Ph.D., and N. Jill Warren, Ph.D.
George Carlson, The Gerald Peterrs Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
 
1984Four Centuries of Sporting Art, Gallery of Sporting Art, The John Weihle Collection, Genessee Country Museum, published by the Genessee Country Museum, New York 
1983George Carlson: A Tarahumara Portfolio, University of Nevada Press 
1981Carlson in Retrospect, Stremmel Galleries, Ltd., Reno Nevada 
1980George Carlson: Profiles in American Art, Introduction and editied by Claudian Meyer, Ken Meyer Production. William Kerr Producer. O'Hara, Inc., Boulder, Colorado 
1979-06Who's Who in America
Who's Who in American Art
Who's Who in the West
Who'd Who in the World
 
1979George Carlson: Sculptures from the Collection of Harrison Eiteljorg, Commentaires by George Carlson, edited by Robert Yassin, Indianapolis Museum of Art 
1977The Tarahumara, by George Carlson 
1976George Carlson Bronzes, Kennedy Galleries, New York 
1974Bronzes of the American West, Patricia Janis Broder, Harry Abrams, New York 
   
2005Plein Air Magazine September 
2004Sculpture Review Fall 
2003American Artist Drawing: Premier Issue 
2002

Southwest Art: September 

Wildlife Art Magazine: July/August

 
2001

Art Talk: August/September

Art of the West: May/June

 
1999

Veranda Magazine: September/October

Coeur d' Alene Magazine: Summer

Art Talk: January

 
1998

Southwest Art: September 

Art of the West: January/February

 
1996Better Homes & Gardens: Decorating: Spring
Southwest Art: January
 
1995Art Talk: January 
1994Southwest Art: May
Southwest Art: April
Southwest Art: March
 
1993Art & Auction: October
Southwest Art: October
 
1992Jet Magazine: September
Southwest Art: May
 
1991Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association: December
Jet Magazine: January
 
1990Self Magazine: October 
1989Ladies Home Journal: December
Artnews: September
Contemporanea: June
Art Gallery International: March/April
 
1987Art Talk: June/July
The Robb Report: February
 
1986Western Art Digest: July/August 
1985Santa Fean: August
Art Talk: August
Southwest Art: August
 
 
1984Frontier Airlines Magazine: April 
1983Americana Magazine: January/February 
1982Artists of the Rockies: Summer
Smithsonian Magazine: April
National Sculpture Review:Spring
 
1980National Sculpture Review: Fall
Laboratory Medicine: September
Caminos Cel Aire: May/June
 
1979American Artist Magazine: December 
1978American Artist Magazine: November 
1976Southwest Art: October 
   
FILMS 
1993George Carlson: Dignity in Art, Robert Kittila Productions 
1980George Carlson: Profiles in American Art, Ken Meyer Productions; William Kerr, Producer
Interrelationships of Drawing and Sculpture, Metropolitan Librayr System, Oklahoma City
Sculpture in the Round, Metropolitan Library System, Oklahoma City
 
1976They are Coming to Norogachic, Naumann Films, Harrison Eiteljorg, Producer 
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