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Harry A Packman

 (born 1913)
Harry A. Packman is active/lives in Michigan, Missouri.  Harry Packman is known for still-life and figure painting.

Harry A. Packman

Biography from the Archives of askART

He studied drawing and painting at the Society of Arts and Crafts in Detroit, and served as the Assistant Art Director at the Detroit Times.

Exhibitions and Awards:

Exhibited at the Annual Show for Michigan Artists since 1943
Purchase Price Michigan Artists 1943;

Detroit Artist Market Group show A C A Gallery NYC
Pepsi Cola 4th Annual Paintings of the year 1947-48;
One man show Garelicks Gallery 1955;
Purchase Price, Kirk in the Hills 1953;
Dearborn Art Inst. Prize 1956;
First Prize Wayne County exh .1957;
Honorable Mention, Scarab club Water Color Show 1957;
One man show Garelicks Gallery 1958;
Exhibited Provincetown Arts/Festival 1958;
Michigan Water Color Society Traveling Show 1958-59;
Award Michigan Academy 1959;
National Show New Canaan Conn 1959;
Portrait Award Temple Israel 1956;
Scarab Club Prize Mich Artist 1960

He was selected as one of two artist to represent Michigan in the National Watercolor Show  held at Wayne State University Oct 30-Nov 30.

Biography from Butler Institute of American Art
(from a Garrecick's Gallery exhibit catalog Harry Packman : New Paintings of May

As director of Garelick's Gallery, I take professional pride in presenting for the first time a one-man show of 25 paintings by Harry Packman, Detroit artist.  Harry Packman, in the opinion of artists, critics, and genuine lovers of Art, is one our truly promising and talented painters in Detroit.

Harry Packman was born in St. Louis,MO. December 1913. A t the age of 14 he went to work as a copy boy on one of our Detroit newspapers -one year later, he was transferred to the Art department, where he is still actively employed.  He attended Detroit High Schools and studied drawing and painting with Sarkis Sarkisian at the Society of Arts and Crafts.

He certainly is no new-comer to the professional art world. He has exhibited in annual shows for Michigan Artists at the Art Institute since 1943.  In 1947 and 1948, he was in the Pepsi-Cola Paintings of the Year shows.  He became the recipient of the $500 first prize for paintings at the Butler Art Institute, Youngstown, Ohio, in 1949.  He also participated in exhibitions at the Detroit Artist Market, Wayne County Shows, State Fair, Kirk-in-the-Hills, and several group shows of regulars at the Garelick's Gallery, including "19 Detroit Artists" at the A.C.A. Gallery in New York, May 1954.

It is time now for Harry Packman to make his debut in a one-man show of his latest and most mature work, and I can say with genuine sincerity that the people of Detroit will not be disappointed in Packman's art.

Robert Garelick, director.

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About  Harry A. Packman

Born:  1913 - St. Louis, Missouri
Known for:  still-life and figure painting