George Woodward Biography

George Woodward



George Woodward received his MFA from U.C. Berkeley after a BS in Biology at Cal Tech and an MA in Embryology at Stanford. He worked in Berkeley, in San Antonio (Texas), and in San Francisco, before he began teaching at San Francisco City College. He retired from teaching in 1991 and now lives with his wife, Ann, in Marin County.

His work has many sources: his Berkeley teachers, artists like Guston, Kiefer, Munch, his favorite Renaissance masters, paleolithic cave artists, newspapers, billboards. His concern is human behavior, what we’re doing in the world and how we feel about it. Mixed media with monotype, because of their spontaneity and intimacy, seem a perfect medium for this purpose. His work is shown in local, national, and international exhibitions.

One-person or small group shows

  • Berkeley Gallery
  • Corpus Christi Community College, Texas
  • Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas
  • Tyson Gallery, San Francisco
  • Civic Arts Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
  • Tanaga-Maher Gallery, Redondo Beach, CA
  • Hearn Gallery, Palo Alto
  • Lawson Galleries, San Francisco
  • Modesto Junior College Gallery
  • Unitarian Art Gallery, San Francisco
  • Smith-Andersen North, San Anselmo, CA

Juried group shows
Regular exhibitor since 1976 in juried shows of the California Society of Printmakers, some of which were:

  • Tokyo Metropolitn Museum of Fine Arts
  • Japan Print Association
  • Helen Euphrat Gallery, DeAnza College, CA
  • Graphic Workshop of Funen, Odense, Denmark
  • Cadence, Synopsis, and 3COM Corporations (S.F. Bay Area)
  • University of California at Hayward
  • San Jose Museum of Art
  • Eddie Rhodes Gallery, Contra Costa Community College
  • Lindsay Dirkx Brown Gallery San Ramon (& curator of exhibition)
  • Fetterly Playhouse Gallery, Vallejo, CA
  • Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
  • Village Theatre Art Gallery Danville CA
  • Harrington Gallery, Pleasanton, CA, “Our Universe”
  • Sacramento State University, “Text, Language and Number”

Other competitive exhibitions

  • University of California at San Francisco
  • University of California at Chico
  • University of California at Davis
  • “Prints USA”, World Print Council – Bangkok, Singapore, Berlin, Malmo (Sweden), Mexico City Museo Garillo Gil
  • “Berkeley Printmakers” at Gallery Show (Tokyo), Urban Galleries (Nagoya, Japan) and Berkeley, California
  • Quartersaw Gallery, Portland Oregon
  • Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland Oregon
  • “Brand 40, 2011”, Glendale CA
  • “H2O”, Falkirk Center, San Rafael

    Biography from the artist's website.