Biography

An Autobiographical Note

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George Burton Wallace CV

Born: June 7, 1920, Sandycove, South County Dublin, Ireland
Died: July 17, 2009, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
M.A., Philosophy, Trinity College, Dublin
Diploma in Fine Art, West of England College of Art, Bristol
Member, Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA)

Teaching Career

1945 - St. Peters College, Radley, England
1949-1957 - Falmouth School of Art, Falmouth, England
1957-1958 - Ryerson Polytechnic, Toronto, Canada
1958-1960 - Blakelock High School, Oakville, Canada
1960-1985 - Professor of Fine Art, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

Solo Exhibitions

1957 Waddington Gallery, Montreal, Canada
1958 Gallery of Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada
1969 University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada
1974 Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Canada
1980 Brock University, St. Catharines, Canada
1983 Hamilton Artists’ Inc. Hamilton, Canada
1996 Westdale Gallery, Hamilton, Canada
2000 Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, Canada
2001 Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Canada
2005 Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks, Canada
2007 Winchester Galleries, Victoria, Canada
2008 McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Canada, you me gallery, Hamilton, Canada
2010 McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Canada - exhibition: “George Wallace, As I was Saying” works from the McMaster collection
2010 you me gallery, Hamilton, Canada - exhibition displaying the dismantled Mohawk College sculpture, “Educational Experiment”
2011 Point Gallery, Saltspring Island, BC - 3 exhibitions: “Circumstance”, “From Observation”, “Last Call” etchings, monotypes, and sculpture
2015 you me gallery, Hamilton, Canada - etchings and monotypes
2015 Point Gallery, Saltspring Island, BC - exhibition: “Relation” works on paper

Group Exhibitions

1947 Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
1950 Exhibition of Contemporary Irish Painting, Providence and Boston, USA, and Ottawa, Canada
1950, 1951, 1952 Irish Exhibition of Living Art, Dublin, Ireland
1951, 1953, 1955 Royal West of England Academy Exhibition, Bristol, England
1953 London Group Exhibition, London, England
1953 Contemporary Irish Art, National Library of Wales
1955 Irishe Kunst der Gegenwart, Iserlohn, Germany
1957 Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
1961 to 1973 Hamilton Art Gallery Annual Exhibition, Hamilton, Canada
1967 Sculpture Canada ’67, Toronto, Canada
1968, 1977, 1979 McMaster University Faculty Show, Hamilton, Canada

Public Collections

City of Burlington, Central Public Library, Canada
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, Canada
Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Canada
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Brock University, St. Catharines, Canada
Government of Ontario, Milton, Canada
University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada
McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Canada
Mohawk College, Hamilton, Canada
Museum of Fine Art, Montreal, Canada
University of Montana, Missoula, USA

Publications

The Artist’s Zoo. Holt Reinhart & Winston, Toronto, 1970
The Artist’s Workshop. Holt Reinhart & Winston, Toronto, 1971
Sailing Ships – Themes in Art. Holt Reinhart & Winston, Toronto, 1972
Drawings by Otto Dix. The National Gallery of Canada Journal No. 4, January 1975

Selected Bibliography

Greg Peters. Images of Vulnerability, The Art of George Wallace, Mosaic Press, Oakville, 1983
Hamilton Artists’ Inc. George Wallace, essay by Robert Yates and biography by George Wallace, Hamilton, 1983
Macdonald Stewart Art Centre. George Wallace, An old fart’s view of a floating world, essays by Judith Nasby and George Wallace, Guelph, 1992
Art Gallery of Hamilton. George Wallace, Sculpture and Graphics, interview by Bryce Kanbara, Hamilton, 2001
Hamilton Arts and Letters, An Introduction to the Sculpture of George Wallace, essay by Robert Clark Yates, samisdatpress.com, Hamilton, 2008
Hamilton Arts and Letters, Days and Vision, an appreciation of George Wallace, his art and his life, essay by Robert Clark Yates, samisdatpress.com, Hamilton, 2010