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William Schenck (b. 1947)  Artworks >>

Chosen by a group of Art Historians (Peter Briggs, University of Arizona Museum of Art; Brian Dippie, University of British Columbia; Don Hagerty, Author and head of the Art History Department at UC Davis; Peter Hassrick, Denver Art Museum; and Anne Morand, Gilcrease Museum); Bill Schenck was included in the ‘Masters of Western Art 1900-2000” show held at the Desert Caballeros Museum, including renowned artists such as Joseph Sharp, Ernest Blumenschein, Ansel Adams, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Maynard Dixon. SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 87 solo shows since 1970 across the U.S. and Europe, including four major museum retrospectives: Scottsdale Center for the Arts (1983), Wyoming State Museum (1990), American Museum of El Paso (1996), and Albrecht Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO (1996). GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 125 group exhibitions since 1970, including 64 Museum shows in the United States and Europe such as: Desert Caballeros Western Museum / Wickenberg, AZ, Metro Center for the Visual Arts / Denver, CO, Cypress College of Fine Arts / Cypress, CA, National Cowboy Hall of Fame / Oklahoma City, OK, Alberta College of Art / Alberta Canada, Centro de Arte Moderno / Guadalajara, Mexico, Edwin Ulrich Museum / Wichita, KS, Indianapolis Museum of Art / Indianapolis, IN, Allentown Art Museum / Allentown, PA, Grand Hornu Gallery / Grand Hornu, Belgium, Rose Art Museum / MA, Gallerie Trois / Port Mons , Belgium, Wadsworth Annthenum / Hartford, CT. BIBLIOGRAPHY: 155 publications including: Books: “Leading the West,” Northland Press 1997; “Canyon de Chelly, 100 Years of Painting and Photography,” Gibbs-Smith Publisher 1997; “The American West, The Modern Vision,” New York Graphic Society Books 1984, Cowboy: “The Enduring Myth of the Wild West,” Stewart Taboxi & Change Publishers 1984 Magazines & Newspapers: Southwest Art, New York Times, Fortune Magazine, Italian Vogue, Bunte, Art News, The Santa Fean, Arizona Republic, Jackson Hole News, Soho News, Kansas City Star. SELECTED COLLECTIONS: 117 major collections including: Museums: Museum of the Southwest; Springfield Art Museum, University of Arizona Housatonic Community College, Tucson Museum of Art, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Missoula Museum of the Arts, Rose Art Museum, C.B. Goddard Center for the Arts, Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Matthews Center, Arizona State University, Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Albuquerque Fine Arts, Museum, Midwest Museum, Brandeis University Museum, Superstition Mountain Historical Museum, Art Museum of South Texas, Clymer Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Wyoming State Museum, Yellowstone Art Center, Brigham Young University, Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Nicolaysen Museum, Eiteljorg Museum, Albrecht Kemper Museum of Art, Babson College Art Collection. Public Collections: Sky Harbor Airport, St. Luke’s Hospital, Lander Valley Medical Center, Mayo Clinic. Corporate Collections: McDonald’s Corporation, Security Pacific Bank, National Bank of Switzerland, Jackson State Bank, IBM, American Airlines, Wells Fargo Bank, Suntory Liquor, Tokyo, Japan—Hilton Hotels, Sturn Ruger Corporation, Mountain Bell.

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