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Early Work by William Georgenes



"Billboard" by artist William Georgenes (American, b. 1929) Piece measures 29 3/4" x 23 3/4" (in frame). Signed "W. GEORGENES 55", and has the "Strathmore Artist" stamp in the lower right corner. This work is from Georgenes' one-man show at Kanegis Gallery on Newbury Street, Boston in 1955, and retains the Kanegis label. Frame appears to be original. William Georgenes was born July 15, 1929 in Boston, Massachusetts. He grew up in Somerville and attended High School there. He was educated at the Mass School of Art (BFA, 1953) and Yale University (MFA, 1961) where he studied with James Brooks and Josef Alvers. His awards are many: first prize in 1953 at the Nantucket Art Association; first prize in 1956 at the Jordan Marsh Contemporary Painting show; second prize for graphics in 1957 at the Boston Arts Festival; the Blanche Coleman Award ($3000) in 1967. He is the recipient of two SUNY Research Foundation Grants and Fellowships (1975, 1976) and is represented in the State Street Bank Collection, Rutgers University and Brandeis Collections and the Cheekwood Museum of Fine Arts, TN. He has been given many one-man shows including those at the Gallery NAGA, Kanegis Gallery (1955, 1956, 1960s), Brandeis University (1956, 1967, ca.1975), DeCordova Museum (1957), Siembab Gallery, Boston (1958, 1960, 1962), Shore Galleries, Boston (1965, 1968), Contemporaries Gallery, NYC (1966), Our Gallery, Los Angeles (1970), Paideia Gallery, Los Angeles (1971), Squeri Gallery, Buffalo, NY (1975), Atelier Gallery, Boston (1979). He has taught at the DeCordova Museum (1958), Boston State Teachers College (1958), Vesper George School of Art (1955-59, 1961-62), Worcester Museum School (1961), Harvard University (1965-66), Niagara Community College Workshop (1974), SUNY College, Buffalo, NY (1973-1978), Instituo de Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico (1979). Georgenes also worked as an art restorer, repairing Rembrandts and Monets at the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA. In 1988, he moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico (his current residence).


  • Creator
    William Georgenes 1 (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 23.75 in. (60.33 cm)Width: 29.75 in. (75.57 cm)Depth: .50 in. (1.27 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
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  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. New Paper to back of frame.
  • Seller Location
    Providence, RI
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU943025130612

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