GEORGE KYLE (20th/21st Century). Giant Carnation, 46-1/2" x 35" sight size gouache and watercolor (framed size: 55" x 43") signed/dated: Kyle 86' with copyright mark. This work was purchased at Orlando Gallery in Sherman Oaks, California in 1986 for $2500.00. CONDITION: Frame has a few scratches.
George Kyle maintains studios in Fullerton, California, and Antibes, France, finding inspiration in the traditional genres of figure, landscape, seascape, and still-life painting. His work has been exhibited in Kyoto, Japan, the Principality of Monaco, Los Angeles, and Scottsdale, Arizona. He began his studies in drawing and painting with Norman Lundin at the University of Washington in Seattle and continued later with Don Lagerberg, and as graduate teaching assistant to G. Ray Kerciu, and Maurice Gray at California State University, Fullerton. He holds a master's degrees in Art from California State University, Fullerton. His first degrees were in French and German languages and literature from Indiana State University where he received a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in French and German, followed by a Master's degree in French. In 1979 he was hired by the South Orange County Community College District to found the Art Department at the new Irvine Valley College in Irvine, California, where he remained for the following twenty-five years as a popular professor teaching a wide range of painting, design, and drawing courses.
Past exhibitions include several in California at the John Thomas Gallery formerly of Santa Monica, and Fullerton; the Orlando Gallery in Sherman Oaks; The Irvine Fine Art Center; The Downey Museum of Art; in Antibes, France: Galerie Rene Laporte. He has participated in several international and national exhibitions and his paintings are in private and public collections in the United States, Tokyo, Paris, and Cannes, France. Juried competitions include the “Grand Prix International de Peinture” in Monaco as well as several “Best and Brightest” exhibitions at the Scottsdale Artists School where he received an award for painting and a scholarship.
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