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Guerin, John William

American, 1920-2006
  • circa 1950
    Oil on Canvas
    41.5 x 35.25 in.
    Listing no. 637
    NOW: $6,434.86

About this Artist

"...John was born in Houghton, Michigan in 1920. He served in the Air Force from 1942-1945. John studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, the Art Students League in New York, Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, and Escuela Bellas Artes in San Miguel, Mexico. A painter and educator, John taught fine art at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts from 1950 to 1952, and at the University of Texas from 1953 to 1980.

John retired from the University of Texas as a Professor Emeritus. His work was selected for the Smithsonian Institute Archive of American Artists. He was chosen as an Academician of the National Academy of Design in New York..."


From and obit Published in Austin American-Statesman on Dec. 7, 2006

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Selected Biographical and Career Highlights

1920 Born in Houghton, Michigan
1942-45 Served in the U.S. Army Air Force
Studied art at: American Academy of Art in Chicago, Illinois; Art Students League in New York, New York; Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Escuela Bellas Artes in San Miguel, Mexico
1950-52 Instructor, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
1953-80 Professor, University of Texas at Austin, Texas
2006 Died in Austin, Texas


Selected Prizes, Awards

Texas General/Annual:
1953 Cash Prize, Jade Leaves, oil
1955 Cash Prize, Deep Water Station, oil
1958 Cash Prize, Flood Tide, oil

Texas Watercolor Society:
1953 Purchase Prize
1952 Cash Prize, San Miguel, watercolor
1953 Purchase Prize, Pier 10, watercolor and Materials Prize, Sea Birds, watercolor

Dallas County Painting, Sculpture, Photography:
1952 Purchase Prize, Moontide, oil
1953 Cash Prize, Northern Reef, oil


Selected Exhibitions

1950 12th Annual Exhibition of Texas Painting and Sculpture, 1950–1951, circulated: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Witte Museum, San Antonio; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

1951 22nd Annual Exhibition of Dallas Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

1951 13th Annual Exhibition of Texas Painting and Sculpture 1951–1952, circulated: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas

1952 23rd Annual Exhibition of Dallas Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas (purchase prize)

1952 Texas Watercolor Society 3rd Annual Exhibition, Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas; Museum of Fine Art, Houston, Texas (cash prize)

1952 14th Annual Exhibition of Texas Painting and Sculpture 1952, circulated: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Witte Museum, San Antonio; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

1953 Texas Watercolor Society 4th Annual Exhibition, Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas, selection circulated: Museum of Fine Art, Houston; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Texas A&M University, College Station; Texas A&I College, Kingsville; Centennial Museum, Corpus Christi, Texas (2 entries: purchase prize and materials prize)

1953 15th Annual Exhibition of Texas Painting and Sculpture 1953, circulated: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas (cash prize)

1953 24th Annual Dallas Painting and Sculpture 1953, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas (cash prize)

1954 16th Annual Exhibition of Texas Painting and Sculpture 1954, circulated: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Witte Museum, San Antonio; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Fort Worth Art Center, Fort Worth, Texas

1955 The World Around Us: 100 Years of American Landscape, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

1955 17th Annual Exhibition of Texas Painting and Sculpture 1955–1956, circulated: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Fort Worth Art Center, Fort Worth; Witte Museum, San Antonio; Texas Fine Arts Association, Austin, Texas (cash prize)

1956 D. D. Feldman Collection of Contemporary Texas Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

1956 18th Annual Texas Painting and Sculpture Exhibition 1956–1957, circulated: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Witte Museum, San Antonio; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Texas Fine Arts Association, Austin; Museum, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas

1956 6th Southwestern Exhibition of Prints and Drawings, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas, traveled to: Centenary College, Shreveport, Louisiana; Elisabet Ney Museum, Austin, Texas; University of New Mexico, Albuquerque; Texas Tech College Museum, Lubbock; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; University of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Oklahoma A&M College, Stillwater

1956 Gulf-Caribbean Art Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, traveled to: Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica; Carnegie Institute, Pittsburg; Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado (catalogue)

1957 Survey of Painting in Texas, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas, circulated by American Federation of Arts (catalogue)

1958 20th Annual Texas Painting and Sculpture Exhibition 1958–1959, circulated: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Witte Museum, San Antonio; TFAA, Laguna Gloria Gallery, Austin; Beaumont Art Museum, Beaumont; San Angelo Art Club, San Angelo; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas (cash prize)

1959 Made in Texas by Texans, Dallas Museum of Contemporary Art, Sheraton-Dallas Hotel, Dallas, Texas (catalogue)

1959 21st Annual Texas Painting and Sculpture Exhibition 1959–1960, circulated: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Witte Museum, San Antonio; Beaumont Art Museum, Beaumont; Museum, Texas Tech, Lubbock; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

1960 Southwestern Art: A Sampling of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

1962 Young Collections 1962, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

1963 University of Texas Art Faculty—Past and Present, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

1963 Young Collections 1963, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

1968 Texas Painting and Sculpture 1968, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

1969 18th Exhibition of Southwestern Prints and Drawings, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

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

1971–72 Texas Painting and Sculpture: The 20th Century, Pollack Galleries, Owen Arts Center, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, traveled to: Witte Confluence Museum, HemisFair Plaza, San Antonio; University Art Museum, University of Texas at Austin; Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth; The Museum, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas (catalogue)

1983 Images of Texas, Huntington Art Gallery, College of Fine Arts, University of Texas at Austin, Texas, traveled to: Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi; Amarillo Art Center, Amarillo, Texas (catalogue)

Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York

National Academy of Design, New York, New York

2003–04 Neighbors: Texas Artists in New Mexico, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Canyon, Texas, traveled (selection of work) to Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas

2009 A Texas Sampler: Vintage Paintings by Thirty Texas Artists, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

2009-10 Texas Art Seen, Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas

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

2014 A New Visual Vocabulary: Developments in Texas Modernism 1935-1965, One Allen Center, Lobby Gallery, Houston, Texas

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


Selected Public Collections

Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas


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