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Huband, Otis

American, Born 1933
  • Mixed-Media on Canvas
    68.5 x 43.5 in.
    Listing no. 4108
    NOW: $5,704.64
  • circa 1980
    Oil on Canvas
    56.5 x 40 in.
    Listing no. 4106
    NOW: $4,091.57
  • circa 1960
    Oil on Canvas
    56 x 40.25 in.
    Listing no. 4412
    NOW: $7,000.00
  • 1982
    Oil on Canvas
    40 x 50.25 in.
    Listing no. 4413
    NOW: $6,200.00
  • 2000
    Oil on Canvas
    52 x 37 in.
    Listing no. 4101
    NOW: $4,011.34
  • 1982
    Oil on Canvas
    52.75 x 35.5 in.
    Listing no. 4100
    NOW: $3,895.85
  • 1996
    Oil on Canvas
    48 x 36 in.
    Listing no. 4099
    NOW: $4,313.27
  • 1974
    Oil on Canvas
    50 x 40 in.
    Listing no. 4433
    NOW: $6,000.00
  • circa 1989
    Mixed-Media on Canvas
    40 x 36 in.
    Listing no. 4097
    NOW: $2,976.15
  • circa 1989
    Mixed-Media on Canvas
    40.25 x 30.25 in.
    Listing no. 4096
    NOW: $3,906.00

About this Artist

Artist Statement

I am an artist who works from the inside out rather than from the outside in. I do not try to duplicate reality, but to interpret what I see and create a separate, new and personal reality.

Both subject and style of my work evolve from the manipulation of the materials from which it is made and is subject to radical changes throughout its evolution.

A painting is begun with no prior plans or ideas but rather to find out what will reveal itself once I am involved with it.

I believe in the physical uniqueness of a work of art as separate from what it represents, if anything. In my opinion a painting of an apple should not look like an apple but like a painting of an apple. Thereby insisting on the painting being a separate reality and not a reproduction or copy.

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Otis Huband


Born: 1933, Fredericksburg, Virginia


Education:

1963-1964 Accademia di Belle Arti, Perugia, Italy
1958-1961 BFA and MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
1957-1958 California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, California
1956-1957 Ventura Junior College, Ventura, California
1955-1956 Richmond Professional Institute of the College of William & Mary (now Virginia Commonwealth University)


Solo Exhibitions:

2019 Otis Huband: Recent Paintings, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2016 Otis Huband: Recent Paintings, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2015 Off the Easel: Recent Works by Otis Huband, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas
2014 Otis Huband: Recent Work, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2011 Otis Huband, Palazzo Ferretti, Cortona, Italy
2010 The Figurative Revelations of Otis Huband: A Fifty-Year Retrospective, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas
1993 Otis Huband: The Artist and His Collection, The Museum of Printing History, Houston, Texas
1989 Ruminations, Reflections, Excavations, Goethe Institute, Houston, Texas
1987-1988 River Café, Houston, Texas
1985 University of Houston, Health Science Center, Houston, Texas
1976 Pavilion Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
1976 Louisiana Gallery, Houston, Texas
1976 Ars Longa Gallery, Houston, Texas
1974 University of Houston, Downtown, Houston, Texas
1966-1970 Erdon Gallery, Houston, Texas
1965 Wisconsin State College, River Falls, Wisconsin
1965 Oak Ridge Art Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
1965 Lynchburg Fine Arts Center, Lynchburg, Virginia
1965 Courtney Gallery, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
1965 Callaert Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida
1964 Circolo di Universita, Perugia, Italy
1961 20th Century Gallery, Williamsburg, Virginia
1960 Erick Schendler Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
1959 Pyramid Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
1957 Studio Gallery, Oakland, California


Selected Group Exhibitions:

2019 Bird Show, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2019 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2018 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2017 TREES: A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. (Greek Proverb), Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2017 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2017 Texas Modernists, Roughton Galleries, Dallas, Texas
2017 Modernist Figurations: Otis Huband, Charles Jones, Bill Reily, William Reaves Sarah Foltz Fine Art, Houston, Texas
2016 Found Objects, Lone Star College-Kingwood, Kingwood, Texas
2016 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2015 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2014 60th Anniversary Exhibition: A Celebration of Valley House Artists, group exhibition, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2014 Summer Cut, group exhibition, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2014 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2013 Lives Played Out on Canvas: Paintings by Otis Huband, Richard Stout, and Dick Wray, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas
2013 The Paths to Abstraction: Paintings by Otis Huband and Jim Woodson, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas
2012 Texas Expressionism, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas
1996 Dakota Galleries, Houston, Texas
1972-1990 Louisiana Gallery, Houston, Texas
1976 Ars Longa Gallery, Houston, Texas
1974 University of Houston, Houston, Texas
1968-1970 Cascade Gallery, Eugenia, Oregon
1966-1970 Erdon Gallery, Houston, Texas
1966-1970 Frederick-Nila Gallery, Longview, Texas
1966-1970 Debose Gallery, Houston, Texas
1968 Sol del Rio, San Antonio, Texas
1966-1967 Dubose Gallery, Houston, Texas
1965-1966 The James Bute Gallery, Houston, Texas
1964 Circolo di Universita, Perugia, Italy
1963-1964 The Udinotti Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
1958-1961 Pyramid Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
1960 Erick Schendler Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
1956 Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, Virginia


Literature:

Otis Huband Paintings, exhibition catalogue, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas, 2019.

Robert Craig Bunch, The Art of Found Objects: Interviews with Texas Artists, Texas A&M University Press, 2016, 214pp.

60th Anniversary Catalogue, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas, 2014; Anne with Cat and Plants reproduced.

Sarah Vukalovic, “Noted: Galleries,” Patron Magazine, June-July 2014, page 36.

Michael Granberry, “Valley House the Perfect Setting for Artist,” The Dallas Morning News, Guide section, June 1, 2014, page 4E, The Fields of Manchester reproduced.

Matthew Williams, “The greatest living Texas artist you don’t know - but should,” Culturemap Houston, September 18, 2010, Drowning off the Dalmatian Coast illustrated. Available from http://houston.culturemap.com/news/entertainment/09-18-10-the-greatest-living-texas-artist-you-dont-know-but-should-otis-huband/

Don McDaniel, “An Artist’s Palette,” Antique Shops & Designers Magazine, Fall 2007, pages 102-104.


Teaching:

1971-1982 Art Instructor, Art League of Houston, Houston, Texas
1975-1976 Art Instructor, sculpture, Houston Parks & Recreation Department, Houston, Texas
1975 Art Instructor, life drawing, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
1967-1972 Art Instructor, Rice University, summer school for high school students, Houston, Texas
1967-1971 Art Instructor, Houston Museum School of Fine Arts (now Glassell School), Houston, Texas
1961-1963 Princess Anna High School, Virginia Beach, Virginia


Public Collections:

Giacomo Golderone, Perugia, Italy
Houston Grand Opera, Houston, Texas
Merrill Lynch, Exploration and Development Department, Houston, Texas
Mitchell Energy and Development Corporations, Houston, Texas
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