Arthur Turner

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Arthur  Turner Prism Drawing _8
Prism Drawing #8, c. 1975
prisma color pencil
24 x 17 in
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Arthur  Turner Chimayo Imp. _20
Chimayo Imp. #20, 1975
prisma color pencil
16 x 16 in
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Arthur  Turner Circle_ Sky and Fire
Circle, Sky and Fire, 1974
watercolor
24 x 24 in
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Arthur  Turner

Arthur Turner

Arthur Turner Description

CHARLES ARTHUR TURNER (b. 1940)

Born in Houston, Texas Arthur Turner completed undergraduate work at North Texas State University (now the University of North Texas) and earned his graduate degree in fine arts from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. After spending time as an assistant professor at James Madison University in Virginia, Turner returned to Houston and began teaching at the Museum School (now Glassell School of Art). Turner has established himself as a prolific abstract watercolorist and continues to create art in his Heights studio.

Selected Biographical and Career Highlights

  • 1940 Born in Houston, Texas
  • 1962 BA, North Texas State University, Denton, Texas
  • 1965–66 Birmingham Art Association, Birmingham, Michigan
  • 1966 MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • 1966–68 Assistant Professor, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • Assistant Professor, Art Department, Houston Baptist University, Houston, Texas
  • 1969-present Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
  • 1973 Guest Instructor, University of Houston, Texas
  • Resides in Houston, Texas

Selected Prizes, Awards

·       Purchase Prize 1971 Beaumont Annual, 1971 National Print and Drawing Exhibition, 1971 Texas Watercolor Society; Cash Prize 1963, Dallas County Exhibition

  • 1963 Cash Prize, Sur Landscape, collage, Dallas County Exhibition
  • 1971 Best in Show Purchase Prize, Beaumont Annual
  • 1971 Purchase Prize, National Print and Drawing Exhibition
  • 1971 Purchase Prize, Texas Watercolor Society

Selected Exhibitions

·       1960 35th Annual Houston Artists Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

·       1961 23rd Annual Texas Painting and Sculpture Exhibition 1961–1962, circulated: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Witte Museum, San Antonio; Beaumont Art Museum, Beaumont; Museum, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas

·       1962 33rd Annual Dallas County Exhibition: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

·       1963 13th Southwestern Exhibition of Prints and Drawings, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

·       1963 34th Annual Dallas County Exhibition: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas (cash prize)

·       1964 14th Southwestern Print and Drawing Exhibition, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

·       1964 26th Annual Texas Painting and Sculpture Exhibition 1964-1965, circulated: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Beaumont Art Museum, Beaumont; Witte Museum, San Antonio; Texas Western College, El Paso; University of Texas at Austin, Texas

·       1964 35th Annual Dallas County Exhibition: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

·       1965 Drawings from Seventeen States, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

·       1970 Drawings from Nine States, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

·       1970 Drawing Society National Exhibition, New York, New York (catalogue)

·       1971 20th Annual Beaumont Exhibition, Beaumont Art Museum, Beaumont, Texas (purchase prize)

·       1971 Solo, Arthur Turner—Recent Works, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

·       1971 Texas Watercolor Society 22nd Annual Exhibition, Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas

·       1971 Texas Painting and Sculpture 71, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

·       1971 National Print and Drawing Exhibition, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas (purchase prize)

·       1982 Art from Houston in Norway 1982, Stavanger Kunstforening, Norway; Tromso Kunstforening, Norway; Christiansand Kunstforening, Norway; Oslo Kunstforening, Norway (catalogue)

·       1983 Solo, Watercolors, Patricia Moore Gallery, Aspen, Colorado

·       1986 Selected Works, Patricia Moore Gallery, Aspen, Colorado

·       1995 Images from Space, Glassell School of Art, Houston, Texas (catalogue)

·       1996 Arthur Turner: The Pecos River Series and Antecedents, Brazos Gallery, Richland College, Dallas, Texas

·       1997 The Best of Houston’s Print Makers, Museum of Printing History, Houston, Texas

·       1997 Flora Bella, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas

·       1999 Solo, Earth, Fire and Water, Brazosport Art Center, Lake Jackson, Texas

·       1999 Watercolorists, Cloister Gallery, Christ Church Cathedral, Houston, Texas

·       2000 25 Years, Moody Gallery, Houston, Texas

·       2000 Watercolor USA, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri

·       2000 Houston Area Exhibition 2000, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Texas (catalogue)

·       2001 Solo, Windows of Light, Moody Gallery, Houston, Texas

·       2001 Solo, Nightscapes and Other Stories, C. G. Jung Center, Houston, Texas

·       2001 Solo, Reserved Light: Arthur Turner Watercolors, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas (brochure)

·       2002 Solo, Forces of Nature, Beeville Art Museum, Beeville, Texas

·       2002 Project Pheonix, Redbud Gallery, Houston, Texas

·       2002 Solo, Watercolors, Lew Allen Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico

·       2002 Spirit of the Planet, Art in Embassies Program, Vienna, Austria, organized for the residence of the United States Ambassador to the United Nations (catalogue)

·       2003 Nature Studied: Cycles of Life, Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, Texas

·       2003 Überblick 2003, Malakademie Schloss Goldegg, Goldegg, Austria (catalogue)

·       2004 Solo, The Landscape as a Point of Reference, College of the Mainland Art Gallery, Texas City, Texas

·       2004 Solo, Indigo Variations, Moody Gallery, Houston, Texas

·       2004 Texas Expanses, Travis Tower Lobby, Houston, Texas

·       2004 Studio School Faculty Exhibition, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

·       2005 The Natural World, Beeville Art Museum, Beeville, Texas

·       2005 Rocky Mountain National Watermedia, Foothills Art Center, Golden, Colorado

·       2006 Artist’s Eye, C. G. Jung Center, Houston, Texas

·       2006 Flight, Moody Gallery, Houston, Texas

·       2006 Shared Vision: Texas Artists Then and Now, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas

·       2007 Solo, Looking Back, Retrospective Exhibition, C. G. Jung Center, Houston, Texas

·       2009 Solo, Celebration: The Legacy of Arthur Turner, Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, Texas (brochure)

·       2009 Drawn to Painting, College of the Mainland Art Gallery, Texas City, Texas

·       2009 Solo, Breaking Loose: The Roundel Series, Moody Gallery, Houston, Texas

·       2010 Aqueous Abstraction, Contemporary American Watercolors, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

·       2010 35 Years, Moody Gallery, Houston, Texas

·       2011 People, Places & Things, Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, New York (catalogue)

·       2011 Solo, Roundels and Victories, Moody Gallery, Houston, Texas

·       2012 Arthur Turner’s Circle, Design Works Gallery, Galveston, Texas

·       2012 Gallery Artists Part IX, Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, New York

·       2013 Solo, Roundels and Totems, Moody Gallery, Houston, Texas

·       2013 Rhythms of Modernism, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·       2013 Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach Convention Center, Palm Beach, Florida (through Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, New York)

·       2013 Summer Encore Exhibition, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·       2013 Editions, Moody Gallery, Houston, Texas

·       2013 Faculty Show, Glassell School of Art, Houston, Texas

·       2014 Arthur Turner: Swallowtail Variations, Walter Wickiser Gallery, Inc., New York, New York (catalogue)

·       2015 Bayou City Chic: Progressive Streams of Modern Art in Houston, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas (catalogue)

Selected Public Collections

  • AT&T, New York, New York
  • Alcoa Corporation, Detroit, Michigan
  • Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas
  • East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee
  • McAllen International Museum, McAllen, Texas
  • McNay Art Institute, San Antonio, Texas
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
  • Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas
  • Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas

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