Discipline: Visual Art – painting

Thomas George

Discipline: Visual Art – painting
Region: Princeton, NJ
MacDowell fellowships: 1955

Thomas George (1918-2014) was an internationally recognized artist whose work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, the National Gallery of American Art, the Tate Gallery, and many other museums and major collections in the United States and abroad.

A Dartmouth graduate, George studied in New York, Paris and Florence. He had his first one-man exhibition in New York in 1951 followed by more than 50 one-man exhibitions in the United States and abroad. From 1959 -1981 he was represented by the Betty Parsons Gallery in New York.

He was a resident of Princeton, New Jersey. However, always seeking new inspiration for his work, he travelled extensively with his family throughout Europe and the Orient. He found particular inspiration in the dramatic landscapes of Japan, China and, especially, Norway where he maintained a home and worked every summer for over 30 years.


New Hampshire

Thomas George worked in the New Hampshire studio.

New Hampshire Studio, originally named Peterborough Studio, was given to MacDowell by Mr. and Mrs. William Schofield, Mrs. H. A. Chamberlain, Mrs. Andrew Draper, and Miss Ruth Cheney. The studio was renamed in 1943. The Gilbert Verney Foundation established an endowed maintenance fund in 1990, and a bequest in memory of MacDowell Fellow Victor Candell underwrote the…

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