Dan Wingren

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Dan  Wingren Path to the Beach
Path to the Beach, 1961
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Dan Wingren

Dan Wingren Description

DAN WINGREN (1923-1999)

Dan Wingren was born in Dallas in 1923. He studied art at Southern Methodist University and at the University of Iowa. Wingren taught from 1950 to 1958 at the University of Texas at Austin. He also served as director of the San Antonio Art Institute. He returned to Dallas and continued to teach painting and art history.

Wingren's primary subject is the Texas landscape. Sometimes his paintings contain human figures, but his interest is largely in the sweep of the land and the expanse of the Texas sky.

Selected Biographical and Career Highlights

•          1923, Born in Dallas, Texas

•          Served in U.S. Army during WWII

•          B.A., Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

•          M.F.A., University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

•          Serves in U.S. Army in World War II

•          1953, Receives Pearl Brewery Award for Solar Eclipse, Texas Watercolor Society Circuit Exhibition

•          1959-81, Professor of Art, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

•          1981-90, Deputy Director, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

•          Works as an art consultant

•          1999, Dies in Dallas, Texas

Selected Exhibitions

•          1948, 1st Southwestern Print Exhibition, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, Texas

•          1948, 10th Annual Texas General Exhibition

•          1953, Texas Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, Texas

•          1954, 16th Annual Exhibition of Texas Painting and Sculpture, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, Texas

•          1956, 6th Southwestern Exhibition of Prints and Drawings, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, Texas

•          1958, Dan Wingren: Paintings, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, Texas

•          1959, Made in Texas by Texans, Dallas Museum for Contemporary Arts; Sheraton Dallas Hotel, Dallas, Texas

•          1963, Gallery Gardens, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, Texas

Selected Public Collections

Dallas Museum of Art

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburg, Carnegie Institute

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