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 and Art Director, he has been honored with numerous Design Awards from Art Directors’ Clubs of New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Tulsa and Houston; from 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 wanted to capture the natural, as well as, the historical in his watercolor paintings and to help preserve a cultural history that is quickly fading from our midst. His love of old architectural structures and farm landscapes dominate his portfolio, called “Reflections of the Past.” He is a current member of CASETA – Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art. Hunter has had paintings accepted in many Houston International Watercolor Shows which grant him Elite Status in the Watercolor Art Society of Houston.
In 2014 he was honored to have his painting, The Wreck of the Old ’97, featured in the State of Texas International Watercolor Art Exhibit. His award winning works have been presented in galleries throughout the state of Texas. Currently, his most recent works have been featured in the prestigious William Reaves/Sarah Foltz Fine Arts Gallery, Houston, the Witte Museum Gallery, San Antonio, and the Texas State Capital Rotunda in Austin. His works have been showcased also in Texas Highways Magazine, the Texas State Historical Association, and The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, TX.
Sketching on the Danube
His recent painting, The Last Ride, of President George H. W. Bush’s funeral train, has been selected to have a permanent home in The George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.
The Texas A&M University Press recently published “Of Texas Rivers & Texas Art” by Andrew Sansom and William Reaves, which features two of Hunter’s paintings. Consequently, Hunter’s second version of The Last Ride will join the Frank H. Wardlaw Collection of distinguished works featured at the Texas A&M University Press Lindsey Building.
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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
- 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
- William Reaves Fine Arts Gallery, Houston, Texas
- Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas
Selected Public Collections
- Texas Oil Museum, Luling, Texas
- Cultural Activities Center, Temple, Texas
- San Jacinto Battleground Monument and Museum, La Porte, Texas
- The George HW Bush Presidential Library and Museum, College Station, TX
- The Frank H Wardlaw Collection at Texas A&M University Press
- Numerous Private Collections
by Art Sansom and William Reaves,
Texas A&M University Press, 2017.
Available at the River Oaks Bookstore, Houston, and any other
bookstore worth its salt.
Signing prints for
BARBARA BUSH LITERACY FOUNDATION
The George HW Bush Presidential Library and Museum
College Station, TX