Curriculum Vitae

George Wallace

 

George Burton Wallace

Born:   June 7, 1920, Sandycove, South County Dublin, Ireland
Died:   July 17, 2009, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
1943    M.A., Philosophy, Trinity College, Dublin
1944    Higher Diploma in Education, Dublin University School of Education
1948    Diploma in Fine Art, West of England College of Art, Bristol
1975    Member, Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA), Sculpture

Teaching Career

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

Solo Exhibitions

1957             Waddington Gallery, Montreal, QC
1958             Gallery of Contemporary Art, Toronto, Ontario
1964             McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
1969             University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario
1974             Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario
1980            Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario
1983            Hamilton Artists’ Inc. Hamilton, Ontario
1992            University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario
1996            Westdale Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario
2000           Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC
2001            Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario
2005           Grand Forks Art Gallery, Grand Forks, BC
2007           Winchester Galleries, Victoria, BC
2008           McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario
2010            McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario
2010            you me gallery, Hamilton, Ontario
2011             Point Gallery, Saltspring Island, BC
2015             you me gallery, Hamilton, Ontario
2015            Point Gallery, Saltspring Island, BC
2017            Carnegie Gallery, Dundas, Ontario

Group Exhibitions

1947           Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
1949           Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
1950           Exhibition of Contemporary Irish Painting, Providence, Boston and Ottawa
1950           Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
1950           Annual Irish Exhibition of Living Art, Dublin, Ireland
1950           Royal West of England Academy Exhibition, Bristol, England

1951            Annual Irish Exhibition of Living Art, Dublin, Ireland
1951            Royal West of England Academy Exhibition, Bristol, England
1952            Annual Irish Exhibition of Living Art, Dublin, Ireland
1952            Royal West of England Academy Exhibition, Bristol, England
1952            Annual London Group Exhibition, London, England
1953            Annual London Group Exhibition, London, England
1953            Contemporary Irish Art, National Library of Wales
1955            Royal West of England Academy Exhibition, Bristol, England

1955            Irishe Kunst der Gegenwart, Iserlohn, Germany
1955            Annual Irish Exhibition of Living Art, Dublin, Ireland

1957            Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
1961-1973  Hamilton Art Gallery Annual Exhibition, Hamilton, Ontario
1967            Sculpture Canada ’67, Toronto, Ontario
1968            McMaster University Faculty Show, Hamilton, Ontario
1977             McMaster University Faculty Show, Hamilton, Ontario
1979             McMaster University Faculty Show, Hamilton, Ontario

1991             Royal Canadian Academy Exhibition, University of Victoria, BC

Public Collections

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

Publications

The Artist’s Zoo – Themes in Art, Holt Reinhart & Winston, Toronto, 1970
The Artist’s Workshop – Themes in Art, 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

University of Guelph, German Expressionist Prints, introductory essay by George Wallace, May 1972
Art Gallery of Ontario, Exhibition Catalogue of Prints by Hogarth, Hogarth’s London, essay by George Wallace, 1979
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
Maria Tippet, Sculpture in Canada, A History, Douglas & McIntyre, Madeira Park, BC, 2017