CHARLES SCHORRE (American, 1925-1996)


Selected Biographical and Career Highlights

• 1925, born in Cuero, Texas

• 1948, B.F.A., University of Texas at Austin; Moved to Houston, Texas

• 1949-50, instructor at the Museum School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

• 1960-72, Rice University, Assistant Professor of Fine Art

• 1963, began travelling the United States in preperation for Planning, Programming, and Design for the Community Mental Health Center, published 1965

• 1965, Planning, Programming, and Design for the Community Mental Health Center published

• 1968, designed, edited and partially illustrated Life Class

• 1970, initiated Artist’s Handbook series

• 1971, began Pages From Books Unpublished series

• 1974, conducted a month-long university workshop in Guadalajara, Mexico

• 1977, began Art Lessons series; Awarded poster commission from American Academy in Rome

• 1978, led an outdoor figure drawing workshop in Ingram, Texas

• 1979, Mobil Corporation Artist in Residence, Saudi Arabia

• National Endowment for the Arts grant recipient

• National Endowment Fellow, 34th International Design Conference, Aspen, Colorado

• 1986, Texas Artist of the Year; Received City of Houston Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts

• 1993, Educator Award from the American Institute of Architecture

• 1996, passed away in Houston, Texas


Selected Exhibitions

• 1964, Charles Schorre: Cruciforms, Rice University, Houston, Texas

• 1965, Charles Schorre, University of Texas Art Museum, Austin, Texas

• 1965, Houston Annual Area Exhibition, Houston, received first award in painting

• 1966-1983, Charles Schorre, DuBose Gallery, Houston, Texas

• 1966, Houston Exhibition ’66, Houston, received first award

• 1969, First Southwestern States Watercolor Annual, received first award

• 1970, 103rd Annual/American Watercolor Society, New York, received Windsor Newton Award

• 1973, Private Works, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas

• 1974, Drawings, Collages & Paintings, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas

• 1977, International Drawing Biannale, United Kingdom

• 1978, Charles Schorre, David B. Findlay Gallery, New York

• 1980, Charles Schorre/Retrospective, Nave Museum, Victoria, Texas

• 1981, Charles Schorre: Pages from Books Unpublished, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, New York and Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas

• 1984-1995, Meredith Long & Company, Houston, Texas

• 1989, Charles Schorre: Photocollages, MSC Forsyth Center Galleries, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

• 1990, group exhibition, Economic Summit of Industrialized Nations, Rice University, Houston, Texas


Selected Major Collections

• American Artists Group, New York

• American Bank, Houston, Texas

• Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

• Citicorrp, Inc.

• ESSO Eastern

• Exxon, New York, New York

• Hallmark, Inc.

• Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

• National Endowment for the Arts

• Schlumberger

• Shell Oil Corporation

• U.S. Marine Corps

• Modern Museum of Fort Worth


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