Gallerie Judith Engelstad
George Hamilton was born in l934 in Pittsfield, Mass. He attended the Chounard
Art Institute in Los Angeles, California and spent five years in Japan (where
he met his wife, Satsuko) studying art and calligraphy.
About his art, George says, "I prefer to show the whimsical side of
life, with imaginative use of color and design. The bulk of my work consists
of elegant, whimsy ladies, cats, and still life paintings." Most of
his works are acrylic on canvas or paper. George's use of brilliant color
and sumptuous forms lead the viewer into a compelling world of these whimsical
ladies, indolent felines and sultry afternoons. His love of music, particularly
jazz, is evident in his rhythmic brush strokes as well as the frequent use
of pianos, cellos and other musical instruments as subject matter.
The recipient of numerous awards, George has appeared in over sixty One
Man Exhibits. His paintings have found homes in over one thousand private
collections and his talent has been recognized in WHO'S WHO IN AMERICAN ART,
WHO'S WHO IN THE WEST, and WHO'S WHO IN SOCIETY. He hopes his paintings will
bring joy, happiness and fun into the lives of his numerous collectors. George
has had exhibitions at the American Watercolor Society in New York, the Portland
Art Museum, Museum of Art, Casper, Wyoming, the Frye Art Museum and the Seattle
Art Museum in Washington, and the University of Oregon Museum of Art. For
many years, George taught workshops in Portland, the Universities of Washington,
Oregon, and Idaho, Boise State College, the Watercolor Societies of Oregon,
Hawaii, and Washington.