Bill Condon

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Bill  Condon Downtown Houston Scene
Downtown Houston Scene, 1969
mixed media
50 x 40 in
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Bill  Condon Untitled_ Amphibious Train
Amphibious Train, 1967
oil on canvas
20 x 16 in
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Bill  Condon Janitzio
Janitzio, 1961
mixed media on wood
40 x 18 in
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Bill  Condon Sea Warf_ Texas
Sea Wolf, Texas, 1958
watercolor
16 x 22.5 in
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Bill  Condon Untitled (Cathedral)
Untitled (Cathedral), 1953
mixed media
13 x 10.5 in
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Bill  Condon

Bill Condon

Bill Condon Description

William J. (BILL) CONDON (1923–1998)

Born in Houston, Texas, Bill Condon earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Rice Institute and assumed a position at the firm of Broesche and Condon Associates. Moonlighting as an artist while continuing his practice in architecture, Condon excelled as both a printmaker and a painter.

Selected Biographical and Career Highlights

  • 1923 Born in Houston, Texas
  • Served in U.S. military
  • 1949 BA, Architecture, Rice University, Houston, Texas
  • Broesche and Condon Associates
  • 1998 Died in Houston, Texas

Selected Prizes, Awards

·       Houston Annual: Purchase Prize 1959; Cash Prize 1954; Materials Prize 1955 (March); Honorable Mention 1960

  • 1954 Cash Prize, West Dallas Avenue, ink resist drawing
  • 1955 (March) Materials Prize, West Dallas, mono-print
  • 1959 Purchase Prize, Rice Institute #4, mixed media
  • 1960 Honorable Mention, San Gimignano #2, mixed media

·       Southwestern Prints and Drawings: Purchase Prize 1958

  • 1958 Purchase Prize, Railroad Signals, silk screen

Selected Exhibitions

·       1954 29th Annual Exhibition of Work by Houston Artists, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas (cash prize)

·       1955 30th Annual Exhibition of Work by Houston Artists, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas (materials prize)

·       1955 31st Annual Exhibition of Houston Artists, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

·       1956 18th Annual Texas Painting and Sculpture Exhibition 1956-1957, circulated: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Witte Museum, San Antonio; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Texas Fine Arts Association, Austin; Museum, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas

·       1956 Gulf-Caribbean Art Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, traveled to: Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica; Carnegie Institute, Pittsburg; Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado (catalogue)

·       1956 6th Southwestern Exhibition of Prints and Drawings, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas, traveled to: Centenary College, Shreveport, Louisiana; Elisabet Ney Museum, Austin, Texas; University of New Mexico, Albuquerque; Texas Tech College Museum, Lubbock; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; University of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Oklahoma A&M College, Stillwater

·       1957 7th Southwestern Exhibition of Prints and Drawings, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

·       1957 7th Annual Houston Post Easter Art Exhibit, Houston Art League Building, Houston, Texas

·       1957 32nd Annual Houston Artists Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

·       1958 8th Southwestern Exhibition of Prints and Drawings, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas (purchase prize)

·       1958 Texas Oil ’58, A Salute to the Oil Industry of the State by Texas Painters, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, traveled to: Bank of the Southwest, Houston; Dallas Public Library, Dallas; Republic National Bank of Dallas, Texas (catalogue)

·       1958 33rd Annual Houston Artists Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

·       1959 Made in Texas by Texans, Dallas Museum of Contemporary Art, Sheraton-Dallas Hotel, Dallas, Texas (catalogue)

·       1959 34th Annual Houston Artists Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas (purchase prize)

·       1959 21st Annual Texas Painting and Sculpture Exhibition 1959-1960, circulated: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Witte Museum, San Antonio; Beaumont Art Museum, Beaumont; Museum, Texas Tech, Lubbock; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

·       1959 Texas Watercolor Society 10th Annual Exhibition, Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas, selection circulated: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

·       1960 35th Annual Houston Artists Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas (honorable mention)

·       1961 Texas Watercolor Society 12th Annual Exhibition, Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas; selection circulated: Junior League, Galveston, A&M University, College Station; Dallas Public Library, Dallas; A&I College, Kingsville, Gates Gallery, Port Arthur; Wichita Falls Art Association, Wichita Falls; Waco Art Forum, Waco; Texas Fine Arts Association, Austin; Texas Western College, El Paso, Texas

·       1961 23rd Annual Texas Painting and Sculpture Exhibition 1961-1962, circulated: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Witte Museum, San Antonio; Beaumont Art Museum, Beaumont; Museum, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas

·       1961-62 11th-12th Southwestern Exhibition of Prints and Drawings, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

·       1962 24th Annual Texas Painting and Sculpture Exhibition 1962-1963, circulated: Witte Museum, San Antonio; Centennial Art Museum, Corpus Christi; Beaumont Art Museum, Beaumont; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

·       1962 The Southwest: Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

·       1963 25th Annual Texas Painting and Sculpture Exhibition 1963-1964, circulated: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Centennial Art Museum, Corpus Christi; Beaumont Art Museum, Beaumont; El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso;             Witte Museum, San Antonio; University of Texas at Austin, Texas

·       Bute Gallery, Houston, Texas

·       DuBose Gallery, Houston, Texas

·       2004–05 Rice Institute and the Visual Arts in Houston: 19001960, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, Texas

·       2006 Houston Art in Houston Collections: Works from 1900 to 1965, Heritage Society Museum, Houston, Texas

·       2007-08 Urban Texas: Changing Images of an Evolving State, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Canyon, Texas

·       2008 Founders of Houston Art: Thirty Artists Who Led the Way, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·       2009 Back to the Future: Elements of “Modern” in Mid-Century Texas Art, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·       2009-10 Texas Art Seen, Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas

·       2010 Third Anniversary Show: A Tribute to Houston Artists, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·       2010 Three Artists Remembered: Bill Condon, Paul Maxwell, Herb Mears, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·       2010 Texas Collages: A Tribute to Kurt Schwitters, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·       2011 Lone Star Modernism: A Celebration of Mid-Century Texas Art, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·       2012 A Survey of Texas Modernists, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·       2013 Summer Encore Exhibition, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·       2014 Houston Founders at City Hall Art Exhibition, City Hall, Houston, Texas

·       2014 A New Visual Vocabulary: Developments in Texas Modernism 1935-1965, One Allen Center, Lobby Gallery, Houston, Texas

·       2015 Bayou City Chic: Progressive Streams of Modern Art in Houston, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas (catalogue)

Selected Public Collections

  • Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

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