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George Grammer ’47 art exhibit coming to Texas Wesleyan in April

04.13.2017 | By: Texas Wesleyan University
NIGHT GRID (HANDLEY POWER PLANT), 1951
OIL ON CANVAS, George Grammer
LINDA JOE AND SCOTT BARKER COLLECTION

Above: “Night Grid” (Handley Power Plant) 1951, Oil on Canvas, George Grammer (Linda Joe and Scott Barker Collection)

Last surviving member of the renowned, 1940s-50s era Fort Worth Circle of artists, and former Texas Wesleyan student George Grammer ’47, will bring the “George Grammer: Full Circle” art exhibit to Texas Wesleyan in April.

Admission to the exhibit is free and will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 24 – 28. The University will host invitation-only showings of the exhibit beginning April 20. The exhibit will take place in the Bernice Coulter Templeton Art Studio at 1415 Vaughn Street in the old Polytechnic Firehouse.

“The Fort Worth Circle was instrumental in introducing such movements as Cubism and Abstractionism to the Fort Worth community,” Kit Hall, Texas Wesleyan art professor, said. “Once art patrons and art lovers saw this new modernism, their work was embraced and appreciated by all. The Circle offered a new way of seeing artistically and their legacy continues."

The curators of the exhibit are BB Moncrief Wiese and Carter Bowden.

As a student, George Grammer began his art career at Texas Wesleyan from 1945-47. Grammer is the youngest of the Fort Worth Circle and studied under the late Texas modern artist, Kelly Fearing. The Fort Worth Circle was known for seeking new, progressive avenues of artistic expression to counter the more conservative artistic styles of the 1940s. 

For more information, contact Kit Hall, 817-531-4984 or email khall@txwes.edu.

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