William Morehouse

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William More­house
Educa­tion:
1947 – 50 Cali­fornia School of Fine Arts
1953 Cali­fornia College of Arts and Crafts
1953 – 54 San Fran­cisco Art Insti­tute BFA
1954 – 56 San Fran­cisco State Univer­sity MA

Selected Solo Exhi­bi­tions:
1996 William More­house: The Chinois Paint­ings, King/​Heller Gallery, Bodega, Ca
1995 William More­house, A Memo­rial Exhi­bi­tion, Sonoma State Univer­sity, Rohnert Park, Ca
1994 The Coffee Ground Series, King/​Heller Gallery, Free­stone
1994 Land­scape Envi­sioned, Paint­ings “En Plein Air”, Brad­ford Gallery, San Anselmo, CA
1993 Land­scape Paint­ings, Olga Dollar Gallery, San Fran­cisco
1991 Cali­fornia Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, Ca
1987 SFMOMA Rental Gallery, San Fran­cisco
1986 Gannon Gallery, Bismark, North Dakota
1984 South of Market Cultural Center, San Fran­cisco
1983 Oberon Gallery, Napa
1982 Dana Reich Gallery, San Fran­cisco
1980 John Bolles Gallery, Santa Rosa, Ca
1979 Sunne Savage Gallery, Boston
Santa Rosa Junior College Art Gallery, Ca
1978 Kingswood Gallery, Bloom­field Hills, Michigan
1977 William More­house: The Subway Series ( An Evolu­tion of an Idea), San Jose Museum of Art
1973 St Mary’s College, Moraga, Ca
1969 Galeriea Carl Van der Voort, Ibiza, Spain
1967 Rich­mond Art Gallery, Ca
1965 Harbor Gallery, Oakland
1961 Real­i­ties Gallery, Taos, New Mexico
1960 Atherton Gallery, Menlo Park, Ca
1958 The 6 Gallery, San Fran­cisco, John Bolles Gallery, New York City
1954 Tele­graph Gallery, San Fran­cisco

Selected Group Exhi­bi­tions:
2009 The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collec­tion, National Gallery of Art, Smith­sonian Insti­tute, Wash­ington DC
2008 Mysteries, Steven Wirtz Gallery, San Fran­cisco
2006 Of the Land, Quick­silver Mine Co, Forestville
2005 Bakers Dozen, Quick­silver Mine Company, Forestville, Ca
2004 Absurd, Silly and Surreal, 14th Rota­tion, Next Level Commu­ni­ca­tions, A Motorola Company, Rohnert Park
2003 12th ROTA­TION, Honoring the Art of Ruth Dicker, Next Level Commu­ni­ca­tions, A Motorola Company, Rohnert Park
2002 Bred in the Bone, William and Jack More­house, The A Street Gallery, Santa Rosa, Ca
2001 Passing the Gift, The Legacy of 9 Sonoma County Artists, SoFo Gallery, “A” Street Gallery, Santa Rosa, Ca
2001 Retro, Next Level Commu­ni­ca­tions, A Motorola Company, Rohnert Park
1997 Brad­ford Gallery, San Fran­cisco
1993 Cross Country — Plein Air Painting, Sonoma Four
Plein Air Painting Tour, The Century Club, NYC
1992 En Plein Air, The Sonoma Four, John Berggruen Gallery, San Fran­cisco
1991 Plein Air Painting-Sonoma Four, Dominican College, San Rafael, Ca
1990 Lyrical Vision: The 6 Gallery, 1954 – 1956, Natsoulas-Novelozo Gallery, Davis, Ca
1989 Plein Air Painting- The Sonoma Four, J. Noblett Gallery, Sonoma, Ca
San Fran­cisco 1950, Natsoulos Novelozo Gallery, Davis, Ca
1986 Works on Paper, Trav­eling Brazil­liam Univer­sity Art Gallery
1985 Amer­ican Abstrac­tion, Four Currents, Louis Meisel Gallery, New York City
1983 Art Colab, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York City
1982 Group Show, Women’s Cultural Center, Palo Alto, Ca
1981 Sculp­ture Confer­ence Show, Univer­sity Art Museum, Berkeley
1976 The Hierony­mous Bosch Project, Univer­sity of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas
1975 Artist Soap Box Derby, San Fran­cisco Museum of Modern Art
1973 A Period of Explo­ration, 1945 – 50, Oakland Museum of Art
1970 National Drawing Exhi­bi­tion, SFMOMA
1966 Funk, Univer­sity Art Museum, Berkeley
1960 Recent Trends in San Fran­cisco Painting and Sculp­ture, SFMOMA
1959 1959 Annual Exhi­bi­tion of Contem­po­rary Amer­ican Painting Whitney Bien­nial, Whitney Museum of Amer­ican Art, NYC
1958 The Painted Flower Exhi­bi­tion, Oakland
1957 1959 1961 Phelan Awards, Cali­fornia Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Fran­cisco
1955 San Fran­cisco Art Asso­ci­a­tion Painting and Sculp­ture Annual, San Fran­cisco Museum of Art
1954 Younger Amer­ican Painters, Solomon Guggen­heim Museum, New York City
1953 Rich­mond Art Center Annual Exhi­bi­tion, Rich­mond, Ca
1950 New Direc­tions, Cali­fornia School of Fine Art, San Fran­cisco
1949 Northern Cali­fornia Artists, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

Publi­ca­tions:
Younger Amer­ican Painters, James Johnson Sweeney, Guggen­heim Museum, New York, NY, 1956, illus.,cat.
Painters Behind Painters, Cali­fornia Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Fran­cisco, Ca, 1967, illust.,cat.
Funk, Peter Selz, Univer­sity Art Museum, Berkeley, Ca, 1967, illus.,cat
An Age of Explo­ration, Mary Fuller McCh­esney, Oakland Art Museum, 1973, text and illus.
Art of the Future, D.M.Davis, Praeger, NY
The Sunshine Muse, Peter Plagens, Praeger, NY
Collec­tion of the San Fran­cisco Museum of Modern Art, SFMOMA, 1984, illus.,index
Art in the San Fran­cisco Bay Area, 1945 – 1980, Thomas Albright, Univer­sity of Cali­fornia Press, 1985, text and index
The Six Gallery, San Fran­cisco, Novelozo Natsoulas, Cat.,text&illus., Davis, Ca, 1960
Plein Air Painting, cat.,text & illus., 1991
Cross Country, Essay by Phil Linhares, Curator of Art, Oakland Museum, cat., text, illus., 1993
En Plein Air, John Berggruen Gallery, Essay by Phil Linares, Chief Curator of Art, Oakland Museum, cat.,text, illus.,1992
William More­house A Memo­rial Exhi­bi­tion, Essay by John Fitzgibbon, Univer­sity Art Gallery, Sonoma State Univer­sity, 1995, text, cat. illus.1995
Visions, Art Quar­terly Maga­zine, Spring 1992, text,illus.
The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collec­tion, 50 Works for 50 States
illus of “Unti­tled” page 61 A Gift to Florida’s Miami Art Museum 2009

Public Collec­tions:
Yale Univer­sity Graphics Collec­tion, NY
Whitney Museum of Amer­ican Art, NY
San Fran­cisco Museum of Modern Art
Oakland Museum of Art
Univer­sity Art Museum, Berkeley
Museo de Arte Moderno, Spain
Archives of Amer­ican Art, Smith­sonian, Wash­ington DC
San Fran­cisco Art commis­sion
Sarah Lawrence College, NY
Smith college Museum of Art, MA
Lytton collec­tion of Cali­fornia Art
First Inter­na­tional Bank, Houston, TX
Amax Corpo­ra­tion, San Jose
United Gas and Pipeline Corpo­ra­tion, Houston, TX
Cran­brook Art Museum, Bloom­field Hills, MI
Crocker Museum of Art, Sacra­mento, CA
Sher­aton Sonoma County — Petaluma Hotel
Miami Art Museum, Miami Florida Gifted by Dorothy and Herbert Vogel 2009

Personal papers collected by the Archives of America Art, Smith­sonian Insti­tu­tion, Wash­ington D.C.
website http://​www​.williammore​house​.com/​Index.html


One thought on “William Morehouse”

  1. Janet Langton says:

    My husband, Ben Langton, and I knew Bill More­house when he lived in Marin County. I would like to get in touch with him if he is still alive. I think your website is great. I would like to post an article on Ben, but had a problem with the stupid code at the bottom of the page. I gave up on it. He died almost 3 years ago, was a Bolles Gallery artist, and painted figu­ra­tive oils, did engrav­ings, and wrote poetry. Is Bill More­house alive?

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