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Ward George is a contemporary representational artist interested primarily in the female nude.

Having made off with his mother’s paintbox at the age of nine, Mr. George is largely auto-didactic (self-taught). He has, however, received guidance and encouragement from time to time from several accomplished painters and photographers, to whom he is eternally grateful and proud to call his friends.

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. Ward 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 enduring source of challenges and opportunities it presents.

Ward began as a traditional media artist. Oils on canvas, watercolors, works on paper, etc. This all began to change in the late 1990s. On a trip to a local Seattle camera store with his friend, the now-deceased Bill Cummings of Northwest School renown, he encountered the first museum-quality digital imaging printer. He immediately saw the potential. Ten years of experience with computer-based commercial media and a pioneering spirit made it inevitable that he couldn’t resist exploiting this potential. Inevitably, art follows technology. Since that moment Ward has been developing proprietary digital painting processes that are the bulk of the work he has exhibited since 2001.

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 the Zen masters, Turner, Rembrandt and Picasso, de Kooning and Ingres, Rodin and Welliver, Matisse, Wyeth, Rubens, and Pearlstein. Further, his work has been influenced by the writings of Camille Paglia, Michel Foucault, Walt Whitman, and others.

Mr. George’s work has been exhibited, published, won awards, and hangs in private collections throughout the world.

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2021 - SALON, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
2021 - APOCRYPHA, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
2021 - 14th Annual Color Awards - Nominee
2021 - London International Creative Competition - Official Selection
2015 - London International Creative Competition - Honorable Mention
2015 - REVEALED, Burlington, Vermont
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