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William Montgomery Prints

WILLIAM B. MONTGOMERY (b. 1953)

 

William Montgomery is a painter and printmaker who lives near Elgin, just east of Austin. Born and raised in Tyler, he studied art at the Kansas City Art Institute and the University of New Mexico. While studying at the Academia de Belle Arti de Perugia in Italy, Montgomery developed an interest in classical European painting which had a major influence on his painting technique as well as his approach to subject matter. A life-long fascination with nature is a continuing influence and his current work explores animals in their environments, particularly their convergence with civilization.

 

Montgomery is also an accomplished printmaker. His twin interests in natural history and traditional etching techniques contribute to skilled and sometimes humorous prints, mainly of Texas and its residents. His scientifically-precise etchings of snakes have appeared on the covers of a number of important herpetology books.

 

Montgomery has recently finished a series of paintings about the Nueces River of Texas which are included in an award-winning book that he collaborated on with his wife, author and artist, Margie Crisp.

 

Selected Biographical and Career Highlights

·       1953 Born in Tyler, Texas

·       1972 TFAA Scholarship, Texas Fine Arts Association

·       1973–74 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

·       1974 Perugia Fine Arts Academy, Perugia, Italy

·       1974–75 Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri

·       1975–77 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

·       1996 Award of Merit, Southwest ’96, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, New Mexico

·       2017 Artwork for the award-winning book The Nueces River: Rio Escondido by Margie Crisp, Texas A&M University Press

·       Resides in Elgin, Texas

 

Selected Exhibitions

·       1976 Two Edges on a Line, ASA Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico

·       1977 Solo, William B. Montgomery, Triple G Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island

·       1979 New Works—Carol Ivey and William B. Montgomery, Laguna Gloria Museum, Austin

·       1979 National Print Invitational, University of Dallas (touring)

·       1983 New Figurative Drawing in Texas, San Antonio Art Institute Gallery, San Antonio

·       1983 Four State Survey, Santa Fe Festival of the Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

·       1985 Southwest '85, Museum of Santa Fe, New Mexico

·       1985 26th Annual Invitational Exhibition, Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview

·       1988 Solo, William Montgomery, Recent Works, Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler

·       1992 20th Anniversary Exhibition, 19721992, Art Center of Waco

·       1996 Southwest ‘96, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe

·       2008 Art, Science and the World Around Us, Art Center of Waco

·       2009 Solo, Nature Under Pressure: Etchings and Lithographs by William B. Montgomery, Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler

·       2010 The Presence of Light: Sky and Light in the Texas Landscape, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston

·       2010-15 The Texas Aesthetic, Annual Exhibition, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston

·       2012 Contemporary Texas Regionalists, traveled: Haley Memorial Library & History Center, Midland; Gage Hotel, Marathon

·       2013 Restless Heart: Contemporary Texas Regionalism, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo (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 

·       2013 A Tribute to Texas Rivers, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston

·       2013 Hill Country Love Affair: Interpretations of a Texas Heartland, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston

·       2013 Holidays at the Haley, Haley Memorial Library & History Center, Midland

·       2014 Intersecting Plains: Views of the Texas Coast & Texas Drought, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston

·       2014-15 Painting in the Texas Tradition, traveled: Turner House, Dallas; Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, Spring (catalogue)

·       2014-15 Holiday Show featuring the Contemporary Texas Regionalists, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston

·       2015 Ties that Bind: Contemporary Texas Regionalism, Turner House, Dallas

·       2015 Texas Visions: Contemporary Texas Regionalism, Nave Museum, Victoria

·       2016 The Wilds of Texas: Capturing Flora & Fauna of the Lone Star State, William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art, Houston

·       2016 Contemporary Texas Regionalism: A Holiday Show, William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art, Houston

·       2016-17 The Texas Aesthetic, Annual Exhibition, William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art, Houston

·       2017 Margie Crisp & William Montgomery: Opposing Currents, Baugh Center for the Visual Arts Gallery, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton

·       2017 Of Texas Rivers and Texas Art, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo; Texas Capitol Ground Floor Rotunda, Austin; Witte Museum, San Antonio (book by same title published by Texas A&M Press)

·       2017 Lone Star Legacies in Contemporary Texas Art, Haley Memorial Library & History Center, Midland

·       2017 Contemporary Texas Regionalism: A Holiday Show, William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art, Houston

·       2018  Of Texas Rivers and Art Touring Exhibition, Mayborn Museum at Baylor University, Waco

·       2019 The Texas Aesthetic, Sarah Foltz Fine Art, Houston

·       2020  The Texas Aesthetic, Sarah Foltz Fine Art, Houston

 

 

 

Selected Public Collections

·       Art Center of Waco

·       Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas

·       Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler

 

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