03 Oct George Hallmark
Born 1949 in Joshua, Texas; lives in Meridian, Texas
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
Art of the West
Western Art Collector
InSight Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas
The Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
Nedra Mateucci Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico