Lee Jamison

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Lee Jamison
LEE JAMISON (b. 1957) As a very young child, Lee Jamison developed an interest for art. He started drawing as soon as he could hold something to make a mark with. He recalls beginning to paint around eight years of age and he was constantly involved in art classes through high school. He chose to major in art at Lon Morris College, a small Methodist junior college in Jacksonville, Texas, and completed his degree at Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana. Jamison feels that drawing is a form of expression, similar to writing, and he simply expresses things he knows through his art. He enjoys working in series which are often rich with historical influence. While he has no set process for creating a work, he describes his paintings as ideas vaguely bubbling up from below. His historical works always begin with a recorded event but the potential connection of historical occurrences to modern-day issues drive him to create pieces compelling to the viewer. Essentially, Jamison’s artwork is his own historical exploration. Since 1982, Jamison has been a full-time artist. He is known for three major specialties: landscapes in oils (particularly of East and Central Texas), large murals, and historical paintings. His landscapes have been the mainstay of a career spanning a quarter of a century. His mural projects have included major works for the Driskill Hotel in Austin and The University of Texas at Austin. His historical works draw on his knowledge of Texas history and include numerous works on the Texas revolution. Selected Biographical and Career Highlights 1957 Born in Shreveport, Louisiana 1977 AA, Art, Lon Morris College, Jacksonville, Texas 1979 BA, Art, Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport, Louisiana 2011 The Sam Houston Project, produced nine credited works for combination documentary film and website on the life of Sam Houston Resides in Huntsville, Texas Selected Exhibitions 2008[Symbol]15 The Texas Aesthetic, Annual Exhibition, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas 2010 Huntsville by Artificial Light, Sam Houston State University, Hunitsville, Texas 2010 Water Rites: Rivers, Lakes, and Streams in Texas Art, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas 2010 The Presence of Light: Sky and Light in the Texas Landscape, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas 2012 Contemporary Texas Regionalists, traveled: Haley Memorial Library & History Center, Midland; Gage Hotel, Marathon, Texas 2013 Restless Heart: Contemporary Texas Regionalism, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas (catalogue) 2013 Celebrating the Regionalist Legacy in Texas Art, William Reaves Fine Art and the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts at the Gage Hotel, Marathon, Texas 2013 A Tribute to Texas Rivers, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas 2013 Hill Country Love Affair: Interpretations of a Texas Heartland, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas 2013 Summer Encore Exhibition, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas 2013 Holidays at the Haley, Haley Memorial Library & History Center, Midland, Texas 2014 Painting in the Texas Tradition, traveled: Turner House, Dallas; Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, Spring, Texas (catalogue) 2014 Intersecting Plains: Views of the Texas Coast & Texas Drought, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas 2014[Symbol]15 Holiday Show featuring the Contemporary Texas Regionalists, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas 2015 Ties that Bind: Contemporary Texas Regionalism, Turner House, Dallas, Texas 2015 Texas Visions: Contemporary Texas Regionalism, Nave Museum, Victoria, Texas 2016 Contemporary Texas Regionalism: A Holiday Show, William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas 2016[Symbol]17 The Texas Aesthetic, Annual Exhibition, William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas 2017 Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas; Texas Capitol Ground Floor Rotunda, Austin, Texas; Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas (book by same title published by Texas A&M Press) 2017 AS IS rural realism, The Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas 2017 Lone Star Legacies in Contemporary Texas Art, Haley Memorial Library & History Center, Midland, Texas 2017 Contemporary Texas Regionalism: A Holiday Show, William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas 2017 An Artist's Response to Harvey- In Real Time, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas Selected Public Commissions Bastrop County History Mural, Bastrop, Texas Driskill Hotel Ballroom, Austin, Texas Elgin Community Mural, Elgin, Texas Kellogg-Pritchett House, Huntsville, Texas Mayborn Museum Complex, (numerous murals and dioramas, significant work on installation of the museum, and work on development of the Emergence of Man Gallery), Baylor University, Waco, Texas Scott E. Johnson Memorial Mural, Huntsville, Texas Texas Memorial Stadium, University of Texas at Austin, Texas Waco Mammoth Site Murals, Waco, Texas Walker County Storm Shelter Mural, Huntsville, Texas Seven Days of Creation, First United Methodist Church, Huntsville, Texas Selected Public Collections Bastrop County Historical Association Museum, Bastrop, Texas Lon Morris College, Jacksonville, Texas First National Bank of Texas, Crockett, Texas City of Huntsville, Texas Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport, Louisiana Commercial National Bank of Shreveport, Shreveport, Louisiana (acquired by and now operating as Regions Bank) First National Bank of Bastrop, Bastrop, Texas
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