Artist George Hallmark’s creative career has spanned nearly five decades, progressing from draftsman to commercial artist to renowned oil painter. His subject matter is primarily architectural, focusing on the types of structures most often found in Mexico or along the California coast. Known for his precise architectural realism, he gives each of his compositions of missions, churches, cantinas and other structural features an infusion of layers of light and elements of the natural world. His brushstrokes deftly capture the quiet moments of everyday life, offering a glimpse into exquisitely calm settings and beautiful surroundings. In this program Hallmark will share artistic insights, his personal creative process, and the ideas and influences that drive the vision for his work.
Hallmark’s paintings appear in museums and private collections worldwide, including the Autry Museum of the American West, the Booth Western Art Museum and the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. He has also been featured in Art of the West, Southwest Art, U.S. Art Gallery, and Western Art Collector magazines.
In addition, he participates annually in the Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition and Sale, the Masters of the American West Art Exhibition and Sale, Quest for the West Art Show and Sale, and the American Masters Exhibition and Sale. In 1988, he was voted the official Texas State Artist. He has won numerous awards, including the Silver Medal Award for Best Oil at The West Select: A Western Art Invitational Sale and Exhibition (Phoenix Art Museum, 2011) and the Artist of Distinction Award at the Quest for the West Art Show and Sale (Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, 2010).
Included with museum admission; free to museum members.