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William Georgenes
Love Makes Me Dizzy
Pastel and chalk on paper
15 x 15 in.
William Georgenes
Productive Love
Pastel and chalk on paper
15 x 15 in.
William Georgenes
Moon Stone Series C
Pastel and chalk on paper
15 x 15 in.
William Georgenes
New York City
Pastel and chalk on paper
15 x 15 in.
William Georgenes
Summer Landscape
Pastel and chalk on paper
15 x 15 in.
William Georgenes
Window, 1954
Oil on panel
10 x 8 in.
William Georgenes

(American, b. 1929)

The galleries have over 30 abstract examples by this important Boston artist.


William Georgenes was born July 15, 1929 in Boston, Massachusetts. He grew up in Somerville and attended High School there. He was educated at the Mass School of Art (BFA, 1953) and Yale University (MFA, 1961) where he studied with James Brooks and Josef Alvers.

His awards are many: first prize in 1953 at the Nantucket Art Association; first prize in 1956 at the Jordan Marsh Contemporary Painting show; second prize for graphics in 1957 at the Boston Arts Festival; the Blanche Coleman Award ($3000) in 1967. He is the recipient of two SUNY Research Foundation Grants and Fellowships (1975, 1976) and is represented in the State Street Bank Collection, Rutgers University and Brandeis Collections and the Cheekwood Museum of Fine Arts, TN.

He has been given many one-man shows including those at the Gallery NAGA, Kanegis Gallery (1955, 1956, 1960s), Brandeis University (1956, 1967, ca.1975), DeCordova Museum (1957), Siembab Gallery, Boston (1958, 1960, 1962), Shore Galleries, Boston (1965, 1968), Contemporaries Gallery, NYC (1966), Our Gallery, Los Angeles (1970), Paideia Gallery, Los Angeles (1971), Squeri Gallery, Buffalo, NY (1975), Atelier Gallery, Boston (1979). He has taught at the DeCordova Museum (1958), Boston State Teachers College (1958), Vesper George School of Art (1955-59, 1961-62), Worcester Museum School (1961), Harvard University (1965-66), Niagara Community College Workshop (1974), SUNY College, Buffalo, NY (1973-1978), Instituo de Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico (1979). Georgenes also worked as an art restorer, repairing Rembrandts and Monets at the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA. In 1988, he moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico (his current residence).

William Georgenes is a true intellectual. He puts all of his soul into each living gem he creates, painting a painstaking fifteen hours a day. His work is colorful, sophisticated, organic and provocative. He is a master in color, design, coordination of movement, and texture. Through reality he sees the unknown and the mysterious.