PROFILE

HUNTER GEORGE

Hunter George

Hunter sketching on location

Born in 1932, a Virginia native and current resident of Texas, Hunter George studied art, design and photography at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond Virginia where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.

As a graphic artist from 1960-2000, he was honored with numerous design awards from Art Directors’ Clubs of New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Tulsa and Houston; Communication Arts Magazine; Print Magazine; Ad Week Magazine; The Printing Industries of America; and the Dallas Fort Worth Society of Communication Arts. He is a past President of The Art Directors’ Club of Houston and has served on the Texas State Board of the American Institute of Graphic Artists.

Hunter has always hungered to capture the natural, as well as, the historical in watercolor. He would like to help preserve a cultural history that is quickly fading from our midst. His love of old buildings and landscapes dominate his portfolio, called “Reflections of the Past.”

Since becoming a full-time watercolorist in 2000, Hunter’s prize-winning paintings have been featured in art galleries throughout the state of Texas where he serves as a current member of CASETA-Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art. A longtime member of the Watercolor Art Society of Houston, Hunter has had paintings accepted in the Houston International Watercolor Shows in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2015 which grants him Elite Signature status in this society. His award-winning works have been represented throughout the state of Texas by galleries in Houston, Galveston, Rockport, San Antonio, Bellville, Salado and Wimberley. His works are also showcased in Texas Highways Magazine and The Lady Bird Johnson Wild Flower Center in Austin.

 

Texas Rivers & Texas Art Book

OF TEXAS RIVERS & TEXAS ART
by Art Sansom and William Reaves,
published by
Texas A&M University Press, 2017.
Available at the River Oaks Bookstore, Houston, and any other
bookstore worth its salt.


 

Selected Biographical and Career Highlights

  • 1932, born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • 1952, Korean War Veteran, United States Air Force
  • 1959, BFA, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
  • 1960-1975, Graphic Designer/Art Director, Houston, Texas
  • 1975-85, Partner, Advertising Agency, Houston, Texas
  • 1985-2000, President, Hunter George Graphic Design, Houston, Texas
  • 1986, board member, American Institute of Graphic Artists
  • 2000-present, Watercolors by Hunter, Houston, Texas
  • Member, Rockport Society for the Arts
  • Member, Arts for Rural Texas
  • Member, CASETA, The Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art

Selected Exhibitions

  • Watercolor Art Society, Houston
    • 2005, 28th Annual International Show
    • 2008, Awarded Honorable Mention in 31st Annual International Show
    • 2009, 32nd Annual International Show
    • 2010, Awarded Elite Signature Status, 36th Annual International Show
    • 2012, 35th Annual International Show
    • 2015, 38th Annual International Show
  • Texas Watercolor Society, San Antonio
    • 2012, 63rd Annual Exhibition
    • 2014, 65th Annual Exhibition
    • 2016, 67th Annual Exhibition
  • Blair House Gallery, Wimberley, Texas
  • Hunt Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
  • Simply Art Gallery, Galveston, Texas
  • Creekside Gallery, Belton, Texas
  • Holland House Gallery, Bellville, Texas
  • Griffith Gallery, Salado, Texas
  • The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin, Texas
  • Texas Highways Magazine, Austin, Texas
  • Sofi’s Gallery at the Stagecoach Inn, Salado, Texas
  • Old Mill Store, Wimberley, Texas
  • Mustang Island Art Gallery, Port Aransas, Texas
  • Griffin Gallery, Salado, Texas

Selected Public Collections

  • Texas Oil Museum, Luling, Texas
  • Cultural Activities Center, Temple, Texas
  • San Jacinto Battleground Monument and Museum, La Porte, Texas
  • Numerous Private Collections