Original Signed Calvert Abstract Large Beautiful Art 68Description :
This is a beautiful original watercolor signed Calvert 68. This abstract work of art is of a landscape of wild trees growing together, with a bit a fence holding them in at the edge. This work of art measures 24" x 18". "George Emmett Calvert, landscape and marine painter and teacher, was born to George and Lecie (Hutchinson) Calvert on November 27, 1928 in Elk City, Oklahoma and died on Friday, March 1, 2002 in Weatherford, Oklahoma having reached the age of 73 years, 3 months and 4 days.
He was raised in the Herring community southwest of Hammon, Oklahoma and graduated Hammon High in 1947. Calvert received a bachelor's degree at Southwestern State Teachers College in Weatherford, Oklahoma and a Masters of Fine Art from University of Oklahoma. He taught oil and watercolor painting, etching, sculpture and pottery as a fine-art faculty member in Tahlequah, Oklahoma at Northeastern University where the Cherokee Nation is located with courts, museum, tribal council, etc. This university has had a strong art faculty dating back to the 1950s
He also taught at Southwestern University, and after retiring, he returned to teaching at Southwestern University and retired a second time.
Calvert enjoyed painting, traveling, and observing landscapes and people of Oklahoma. He often painted in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and once owned the Blue Dolphin Art Gallery in Aransas Pass, Texas. Governor Dewey L. Bartlett appointed George Calvert Oklahoma's first Ambassador of the Arts.
George's legacy is the vast number of artists that he mentored and who are now mentoring other artists. He brought to Oklahomans many opportunities to view and appreciate fine art and was a member of the Southwest Art Guild in Elk City, OK. His family and many friends will dearly miss him. Memorials celebrating his life were made to the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Art scholarship fund.
One aunt and uncle survived him; LaCreta Hutchinson Robinson and her husband, John Evert Robinson of Killian, Louisiana and several cousins. John Robinson; a nephew; was inspired by Mr. Calvert, is an artist working and living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was preceded in death by his parents; George and Lecie (Hutchinson) Calvert."
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