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Quest for the West artist George Hallmark

by The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art | Oct 03, 2016

Hallmark 2016

George Hallmark

Born 1949 in Joshua, Texas; lives in Meridian, Texas

Heaven’s Gate
2016, oil on linen, 30 x 30 inches

Cuernavaca, one of the oldest cities in Mexico, lies about an hour south of Mexico City. Originally founded by the Aztecs, the city was given the name Cuernavaca (“cow’s horn”) by the Spanish. The imposing sixteenth-century Cathedral de la Asunción sits fortress-like two blocks west of Jardín Juárez. The entrance to the cathedral is gained through an imposing structure called Heaven’s Gate.


BORN AND RAISED in north-central Texas, George Hallmark was an architectural designer and commercial artist before turning to easel painting. Voted the official Texas State Artist in 1988, his work can be found in many prestigious private and corporate collections, including those of Texas Instruments, the Texas Capital, MBNA, the Booth Western Art Museum, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, and the Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Hallmark’s work has been featured in many publications. He is an annual participant in the Prix de West at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, the Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale at the  Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles, the Eiteljorg Museum’s Quest for the West show in Indianapolis, and the new West Select show at the Phoenix Art Museum.

Notable Awards and Achievements

2014       Phippen Museum, Architecture in Art, Featured Artist
2012       Briscoe Western Art Museum, Permanent Collection
2011       Phoenix Art Museum, The West Select, Silver Medal, Oil Painting
2011       Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Permanent Collection
2011       Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Sol y Sombra: The Paintings of George Hallmark
2010       Contemporary Artists of the Lone Star State, featured in the book Texas Traditions
2010       Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Artist of Distinction Award
2010       Autry Museum of the American West, Masters of the American West, Western Art and Architecture Publishers’ Award
2009       Booth Western Art Museum, commissioned for major work
2009       National Museum of Wildlife Art, Western Visions Miniatures and More Show, Featured Artist
2008       National Museum of Wildlife Art, Western Visions Miniatures and More Show, Featured Artist
1988       Texas State Legislature, Official Texas State Artist

Memberships

Salmagundi Club

Publications

Art of the West
Southwest Art
U.S. Art

Western Art Collector

Gallery Representation

InSight Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas
The Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
Nedra Mateucci Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico
georgehallmark.com

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