William Verdult is known for his diverse style, in classical, portraits, contemporary, abstract, landscape, nature, and still life. I have included a part of his very interesting history at the end of the listing. What is fascinating to me is the huge disparity in his prices for original works. Another curated site has only one smaller original Verdult painting for sale for $2995.00. A few lithographs are for sale there for hundreds of dollars. On other venues, prices range from about $1,000.00 to $150,000.00! I am pricing this quite low considering the marketplace.
Artist: William Johaunes Verdult (Dutch/American -1939-2016)
Medium: Oil on Canvas.
Size: 30 by 24 inches. It is unframed; on a stretcher.
Signed: Lower Left.
Condition: Very Good.
Provenance: Purchased from the artist.
William Verdult was a Dutch painter who was born on April 7, 1939 in Putte, Netherlands. Born during German's occupation of his country, he spent the first two years of his life in a hospital. Throughout his early years he suffered from small-pox, and rheumatic fever.
In 1950 at the age of eleven he moved with his family to America and spent his youth in North Dakota. Self- taught he started painting around this time. His years in the Dakotas helped define some of his works today. Later his family moved to Long Island New York. Though a bright student, he had little interest in school. To help his family, he at age sixteen, went to work in a machinist factory. After work William spent most of his time in Time Square, New York drawing, painting, watching and studying people of all colors and nationalities. In 1960, at 21, William and his family moved to California and Newport Beach-Balboa Island became home. Within a year he had sold his paintings in Newport, Palm Springs, Laguna and Los Angeles, California. Awarded "Artist of the Year" by the Costa Mesa Art League, nearly 35 years later he has works that are still displayed in Costa Mesa.
From 1968 through 1977 as a tireless painter known for his 3 am start time, his career took off. Incorporating classical, traditional, modern, avant-garde in his style, art lovers, celebrities, and investors were drawn to his work.
Though William did not follow the traditional museum route in displaying and promoting his works, his art followers and personal friends include a list of whose who in Hollywood highlighted by his close friendship with Telly Savalas. Some collectors of his work include: Frank Sinatra, Paul Newman, Elvis Presley, Jack Lord, Farrah Fawcett, Telly Savalas, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Lee Maj, Alfred Hitchcock, Tom Jones, Kim Novak, Robert Redford, John Wayne, Red Skeleton, Dana Mark of 'Police Academy', Connie Francis, and Clint Eastwood.
Listing of solo and group exhibitions:
1. July - October - 2000 Houston Community College Inaugural Exhibit - King Tut
2. December 6, 1999 -One man Showing Beverly Hills, CA Exhibit
3. Feb 22, 1991 King Tut One Man Showing Daytona Beach, FL
4. 1987 - One Man Showing - Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA
5. Nov 19 -25 1984 King Tut Showing at the Sands Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
6. Nov 10-17 1984 King Tut Showing at Alladin Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
7. July 19-21 1984 King Tut Showing at the Hotel, Atlanta, GA
8. July 10-17 1984 King Tut Showing at the Sundance Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
9. Mar 25 - April 2, 1984 King Tut Showing at Sarah, Las Vegas, NV - Telly Savalas Special Guest
10. July 6-8, 1980 - One Person Show - Hotel Saint Fransis, Union Square, San Francisco, CA
11. November 20, 1976 - Corona Del Mar - Special Guest Lennon Sisters
12. 1967 - Laguna Beach, California Art Festival
13. 1967 - Catalina Island Exhibit
Museums where his work can be found in permanent collection:
Stone Mountain Park, Georgia; Hawaii State Foundation of Cultural Arts
Verdult: An Experience in Diversity,
Kenny: the man who looked like the shroud - A true account. Author: Kolowrat,
Ernest, (documenter and editor), [William Verdult].
The Artist Blue Book, 2005
Official Price Guide to Collector Prints (1985)
William Verdult - Biographical Sketch (Urban Media Publication - 2006)
William Verdult - Scrapbook Urban Media Publication - 2006)
Studied: Carmel, California School of Art. Studied with Peter Paul Ott, sculptor; Stanley Brooks and Danny Garcia at the Carmel School of Art.
Verdult has taught at Carmel School of Art, and has given numerous workshops around the country. His latest workshop was at the Houston Community College School of Arts.
Awards: Special Resolution by the Georgia State Senate; Artist of the Year" by the Costa Mesa Art League
Permanent files and records of Wealth Enterprises - Verdult Corporation, including newspaper articles, letters from governors and other dignitaries, letters from colleges, and Make a Wish Foundation, letters from Brinks Security Corporation, records of sales at auction on the internet by the Wealth Enterprises - Verdult Corporation.
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WILLIAM JOHAUNES VERDULT (Dutch/American 1939-2016) - Original Signed Oil On Canvas - "Lady With Flowers In The Sunlight"