William J. Kalwick, Jr.

noaps kalwick 24x30 stoney mountain[18409]

“Stoney Mountain”, 24×30, Oil, by William J. Kalwick, Jr.

NOAPS is proud to announce the Judge of Awards and Workshop Instructor for the 2019 Best of America SMALL PAINTING National Juried Exhibition at the RS Hanna Gallery in Fredericksburg, Texas.  The exhibit will run from March 1 to April 6, 2019, and will feature 125 carefully chosen paintings by NOAPS members.  Mr. Kalwick will also teach a two-day plein air workshop prior to the opening of the exhibit, located at the historic Pioneer Museum just minutes from the Gallery.

From William Kalwick, in his own words:

Drawing and painting have always been a part of my life.  I studied with my father, who was an artist, until I finished high school and then went to New York City to study at the Art Students League of New York under John Howard Sanden.

Following my time in New York, I was invited to study with Lajos Markos, a prominent portrait painter and western artist.  Markos was the most influential teacher for me, and I spent six years as his student and apprentice.

noaps kalwick imogene creek 11x14   “Imogene Creek”, 11×14, Oil

During my early career, many of my paintings represented my time spent in Europe studying and painting.  Two artists that I admired the most were John Singer Sargent and Joaquin Sorolla.  After studying with Markos, my interests moved south to Mexico and Guatemala where I did many paintings over the years.  In Guatemala, I wanted to capture the local dress and culture before it disappeared.  During this time, I was also taking many portrait commissions.  Harold Hook of American General and Rees Jones, golf course designer, are just two of the many portraits.

I always look in many directions for inspiration.  From Plein Air painting in Colorado to painting retiring CEO’s, Western Art, to Mexican market scenes, there is an endless inspiration for my artwork.

Although I have worked in other mediums, my preferred medium is oil painting.  I like the many ways it can be used and manipulated for different effects and the immediacy it offers for my work.  I find painting in oils the perfect medium when painting outdoors.  Having the plein air study and a photo for some details helps me to complete a large studio landscape or any other subject.  I paint from life as often as I can and encourage my students to paint from life as well.

noaps kalwick beaver pond 12x12   “Beaver Pond”, 12×12, Oil

William J. Kalwick, Jr. is represented by the RS Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas; the Wilcox Gallery, Jackson, Wyoming; La Antigua Galeria de Arte, Antigua, Guatemala; Pitzer Fine Art Wimberley, Texas; Concetta D Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Jack Meier Gallery, Houston, Texas; and Marta Stafford Fine Art, Marble Falls, Texas.

To view more artwork by William Kalwick, visit his website at http://www.kalwick.com.

To sign up for the workshop on February 27th and 28th, 2019, and view all the opening week events, go to www.noaps.org

Edited by Patricia Tribastone, NOAPS Blog Director

 

 

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