Ward GeorgePhotographer Male San Francisco, California, US
My Website: Ward George, Fine ArtistMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/wgeorge
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Remembrances: A Visual Memoir by Ward George
My first book is now available on my website. If you have an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch an e-book version is also available.
MODELS! PLEASE READ AT LEAST THE FIRST PARAGRAPH!:
If you are a model and send me a friend request, approach me in some other way or accept my request, I will assume that you have read this, are interested in working with me and that you are comfortable with full nudity and trade arrangements. I don't mean to be rude, but if this is not the case please don't waste my time or yours. I do not pay models in cash - only trade. And then only if you are truly remarkable.
Are you extraordinary? Reliable, open-minded and professional?
If you are and you're planning a trip to the Bay Area and would like to work with me I can offer a place to lay your head and maybe even some home-cooked Japanese food (my wife is a fine art photographer from Tokyo) in trade. I'm located in the middle of Silicon Valley (Palo Alto) midway between San Francisco and San Jose with easy access to the East Bay. A central location if you have other gigs in SF, San Jose, Oakland or Berkeley, for instance. Having done this before, I can usually work around any other paying gigs you may have in the area.
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Ward George is a contemporary representational artist interested primarily in the female nude.
Having made off with his mother’s paint box at the age of nine, Mr. George received his training privately and, formally, at the University of Wisconsin. Although deeply influenced by modern art and its philosophies, he soon embarked on a deeper study of the whole of Western Art. As a result, he has built a foundation drawing from the depth of western tradition as well as more contemporary sources.
Mr. George has chosen the nude as an expressive vehicle for three reasons:
• first, it is the foundation of Western Art;
• second, it is an art form in and of itself;
• third, and most importantly, because of his natural sympathies for the human figure and the challenges and opportunities it presents.
Believing that an artist must bring intellect, emotion and technique to his work, he has taken what he considers of greatest aesthetic value from artists as varied as Rembrandt and Picasso, de Kooning and Ingres, Rodin and Welliver, Matisse, Wyeth, Rubens and Pearlstein.
Mr. George's work hangs in private collections throughout the world.
2015 - Invitation to Florence Bienale (October), Florence, Italy
2013 - Invitation to Florence Bienale (December), Florence, Italy
2011 - Invitation to Florence Bienale (December), Florence, Italy
2004 - GQ Magazine (German edition), Online publication
2003 - STERN magazine online (August), Online publication
2003 - STERN magazine online (July), Online publication
2001 - Matisse Galleries, Rome, Italy
2001 - Silvestri International Artist Award 2001
2001 - Abusuan Galleries and Vallisa Galleries, Bari, Italy
2001 - ArtExpo 2001, Pascali Museum, Bari, Italy
1994 - The Priva B. Gross International Juried Exhibition, New York
1993 - Bronze Award for Traditional Works on Paper, Art of California Magazine Discovery Awards
1992 - Sierra Gallery, Lake Tahoe
1992 - Silver Award for Works on Paper, Art of California Magazine Discovery Awards