George Dergalis
Landscape
1958

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Our gallery is proud to represent the estate of the late George Dergalis on behalf of his widow. This colorful vibrant abstract is signed and dated 1957-58. Framed by the artist in a period frame, this work is extremely well done. This painting has a label on the stretcher that reads the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Ma. iT is marked painting Year V Landscape. His Instructor is listed as J. Cox.
A biography of the artist follows;

Education:
Accademia della Belle Arti, Rome, Italy; MFA, 1951.
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA; diploma with honors, 1957 and 5th year certificate, 1958.

Positions:
Painting instructor, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 1961-69 and DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, 1961-94. Private classes, Wayland, MA.
President, Alumni Association, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA , 1966-67.
Combat artist, U.S. Army Historical Dept., Vietnam, 1967.
Honorary Director, Boston Ballet, 1971.
Chairman, curator, "Festival Bostonian for Art & Humanity," City Hall, Boston, MA , 1976.
Artist -in-Residence, Partners of the Americas, 1979.
Master, Copley Society of Boston, 1981.
Designer, Wayland Veterans' Memorial, 2004.
Nominating Committee, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards, 2007 & 2008.

Awards:
Bronze Medal for Excellence, Accademia delle Belle Arti, Rome, Italy, 1951.
Prix de Rome, Accademia delle Belle Arti, Rome, Italy, 1951.
Boit first prize, Drawing & first prize, Collaborative Design; School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 1958.
James William Paige Two-Year Traveling Scholarship, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 1958-60.
Civilian Merit Award, U.S. Army Historical Dept., 1969.
Excellence in Technique, Copley Society of Boston, 1978.
Merit Award, "Through the Looking Glass" Exhibit, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 1989.
First Prize, Holiday Card, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2000.
Jurors' awards, "Watercolor USA, 2002", Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MA, USA and "Small Works", Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA, 2004.
One of "Wayland's Top People of the Year", Wayland Town Crier, 2005.
Gold Medal, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA, 1969.

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
Foundazione Besso, Rome, 1950.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1961.
DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA (two-man), 1962.
Boston University, Boston, 1963.
Harvard University, Cambridge, 1963.
Brooklyn Museum, 1964.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1967.
Brockton Art Center, Fuller Memorial, Brockton, MA, (four-man), 1971.
Woodstock Gallery, London, 1974.
Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA, (two-man), 1974.
Camara de Comercio, Medellin, Colombia, 1980.
Museo de Zea, Medellin, Columbia, 1981.
Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL, 1985.
Salon des Artistes, Hotel Meridien, Boston, 1987.
Wayland Art Space, Wayland, MA, 1994.

Group Exhibitions:
Prima Mostra Internationale d'Arti, Rome, Italy, 1950.
Quadrianale, Museum of Modern Art, Rome, Italy, 1951.
Kurhaus, Wiesbaden, Germany, 1953.
Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, MA, USA, 1957.
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, 1959 & 1976.
Chicago International Arts Festival, 1963.
American House Traveling Exhibit, Germany, 1964 & 1965.
Helocon, Radcliffe College, Cambridge, MA, 1971.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 1977.
Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, AZ, 1980.
The Tampa Museum, Tampa, FL, 1983-84.
Boston Public Library, 1985, 1988, 1992, & 1994-5.
Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN, 2000.
Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO, 2002 & 2007.
The Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO, 2003 & 2005.

Collections - Public & Corporate:
Boston Public Library, Boston, MA
DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
Sanofi Avantis, Switzerland
Print Research Foundation, Stanford, CT.
Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale & Door, Boston, MA
U.S. Army Historical Museum, Washington, D.C.
Camara de Comercio & Museo de Arte de Medellin, Colombia, South America
The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
Loomis & Sayles, Boston, MA

Publications:
A New Nation, Thomas Boylston Adams, Pequot Press, 1981, p. 52.
American Artists, The Krantz Co., Chicago, IL, 1985.
Greek Artists Abroad, Greek Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Athens, 1985.
Combat Art of the Vietnam War, McFarland & Co., Raleigh, NC, 1986.
Time Magazine, Oct. 7, 2002, p. 80.
Art of War, Friedman/Fairfax, 2002, p. 302.
Who's Who in American Art, Marquis' Who's Who, Inc. 1968 - .
Who's Who in the World, Marquis' Who's Who, Inc., 1989 - .
Who's Who in America, Marquis' Who's Who, Inc., 1996 - .
Who's Who in the East, Marquis' Who's Who, Inc., 1969 - .
Who's Who in American Education, Marquis' Who's Who, Inc., 1992 - .

Commissions:
Church of the Unification, Rome.
Instituto Sarro, Barcelona
Villa Amborsi, Rome.
Finca Bariloche, Colombia, South America.
Worcester Academy, Worcester, MA.
Citizen's Bank, Norwod & Boston.
St. Matthew's Church, Fitchburg, MA.

Submitted by Liz Field on behalf of the artist.

Details

  • Movement & Style
    Abstract
  • Condition
    Good. Some minor paint loss and some loss to original frame corners..
    Dimensions
    37.5 in. H x 33.25 in. W x 2 in. D
  • Seller Location
    Palm Springs, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU1622735542
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