Artist Search
   
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z 

 Woodson (Woody) Tallman  (1896 - 1974)

About: Woodson (Woody) Tallman
 

Summary

Examples of his work  
 

Quick facts

Exhibits - current  
 

Biography*

Museums  
  Book references Magazine references pre-2007  
 

Discussion board

Signature Examples*  
 
Buy and Sell: Woodson (Woody) Tallman
  For sale ads Auction results*  
  Wanted ads Auctions upcoming for him*  
  Dealers Auction sales graphs*  
 

What's my art worth?

Magazine ads pre-1998*  
 

Market Alert - Free

 
Lived/Active: Oregon/Missouri      Known for: landscape painting

Login for full access
 
View AskART Services









*may require subscription

Available for Woodson (Woody) Tallman:

Quick facts (Styles, locations, mediums, teachers, subjects, geography, etc.) (Woodson Tallman)

yes

Biographical information (Woodson Tallman)

yes

Book references (Woodson Tallman)

0

Discussion board entries (Woodson Tallman)

0

Please send me Alert Updates for Woodson (Woody) Tallman (free)
What is an alert list?

Ad Code: 4
Woodson (Woody) Tallman
An example of work by Woodson (Woody) Tallman
Artwork images are copyright of the artist or assignee
Biography from SONS GALLERY:
Woodson “Woody” Tallman (1896-1974)

Woodson Tallman was born on March 12th, 1896 in St. Joseph, Missouri.  His father moved the family west to Silverton Oregon in 1911 where he found work as an on-the-road piano salesman until eventually opening a store of his own in Salem on S. Commercial St.  Woody joined the family business in the 1920’s where he learned the business from his father until later taking it over on his own.

Once his business was very successful, Tallman turned the day to day operations of the business over to his nephew and used his free time to pursue travel, painting and the study of the arts.  During the fifties he traveled through Europe, the Middle East, Iran and Egypt.  While traveling Woody visited countless art museums where he bought or took photographs of the paintings drawings and other works of art that interested him. His collection of more then 5000 slides comprises a thorough review of the history of Western Art. “It is through the history of art that I really began to understand painting” he observed in an interview.

While essentially self-taught Tallman began his artistic journey by studying instruction books, and later said “I tried to study under anyone who had anything I wanted to learn.”  While in Europe he trained with the impressionist Hayward Veal.  Before this he had studied with an unnamed University of Chicago art instructor who was teaching for a time in Portland.  In the 1960’s Woody attended a series of classes at the Lincoln County Art Center given by the nationally recognized watercolorist and teacher, Eliot O’Hara.

During the 1950’s Woodson Tallman met the renowned northwest regional artist Clyde Leon Keller.  While Tallman never took classes from Keller, they painted together often and remained friends for years.  It is easy to see the influence of Keller as well as many other painters in Woody’s work.

Tallman was a member of the Oregon Society of Artists for a number of years but eventually left the group “Because” he said “they painted only realism.”  After that Woody belonged to no organization and preferred to follow his own artistic convictions.

During his long creative time as a painter, Tallman painted in a number of diverse styles.  It is in his best works, his landscapes and city views that Woody truly reveals his own style and considerable talent.  Although many of his canvases show the influence of many other painters, every canvas also brings forth something that is completely his own.

Given the many years that he painted and the overall quality of the work, it seems inconceivable that Woodson Tallman remained virtually unrecognized for so long.  The reason however is simple.  Woody is unknown to the art world because that is the way he wanted it.  He had no desire to be lionized by museums, galleries or patrons.  He didn’t accept commissions, and didn’t try to organize gallery shows; in fact he never showed his paintings except for when he displayed them in his piano stores.  He refused to sell his work although he did give paintings to family and friends.  He was simply content to follow his bliss, which was painting.


** If you discover credit omissions or have additional information to add, please let us know at registrar@AskART.com.
  go to top home | site map | site terms | AskART services & subscriptions | contact | about us
  copyright © 2000-2014 AskART all rights reserved ® AskART and Artists' Bluebook are registered trademarks

  A |  B |  C |  D-E |  F-G |  H |  I-K |  L |  M |  N-P |  Q-R |  S |  T-V |  W-Z  
  frequently searched artists 1, 2, more...  
  art appraisals, art for sale, auction records, misc artists