Born 1949 in Joshua, Texas; lives in Meridian, Texas
ARTIST GEORGE HALLMARK’S creative career has spanned nearly five decades, progressing from architectural designer to commercial artist to renowned oil painter. His subject matter is primarily architecture, focusing on structures most often found in Mexico, France, Spain, Italy and the southwest. Known for his precise delineation, he gives each of his compositions 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.
Hallmark’s work is part of museum and private collections worldwide, including the Autry Museum of the American West, the Booth Western Art Museum, the Briscoe Western Art Museum and the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. Hallmark 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 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
2019 Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award
2017 National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Prix de West, Frederic Remington Award for Exceptional Painting
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
Art of the West
Texas Traditions: Contemporary Artists of the Lone Star State (Fresco Fine Art, 2010)
Western Art Collector
Settlers West Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
Broadmoor Galleries, Colorado Springs, Colorado.