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Lived/Active: Illinois/Wisconsin      Known for: non objective, modernist-leaning landscape, collage, watercolor, teaching

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Glenn Bradshaw
Born March 1922, Peoria, IL
Died March 2013, McNaughton, WI

Illinois State Normal University, BS 1947
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MFA 1950

University High School, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1947-50
Iowa State Teacher’s College, Cedar Falls, IA 1950-52
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1952-1986; Professor Emeritus since 1986
Workshops nationally including the Master Classes at the Springmaid Beach Watercolor Workshops, Myrtle Beach, SC

American Watercolor Society
National Watercolor Society
National Academy
National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic,/p>
Honorary memberships
Watercolor USA Honor Society
Rocky Mountain National Watercolor Society
Ohio Watercolor Society

Selected Awards
Bradshaw paintings and drawings have been seen in competitive competitions since 1941. Among the awards they have received are the following:
-1st Purchase Prize, Alabama Watercolor Society National Annual, Birmingham, AL, 1948
-2nd Prize, Mississippi Art Association National Watercolor Show, Jackson, MS, 1950
-Purchase Prize, 1st Mid-American Annual, Nelson Gallery, Kansas City, MO 1951
-Hallmark International Art Award, Wildenstein Gallery. New York, NY, 1952
-2nd Hallgarten Prize, National Academy of Design, New York, NY, 1955
-2nd Prize, Mississippi Art Association National Watercolor Show, Jackson, MS, 1955
-2nd Prize, Alabama Watercolor Society National Annual, Birmingham, AL, 1956
-1st Painting Prize and shared Best of Show with Sculpture, Degado Museum National    Exhibition, New Orleans, LA, 1957
-2nd Altman Landscape Prize, National Academy of Design, New York, NY, 1957
-1st Watercolor Prize, Illinois State Fair 7 State Professional Show, Springfield, IL 1958
-Grumbacher Purchase Prize, 38th California Watercolor Society National, 1958
-Gramercy Prize, National Society of Painters in Casein Annual, New York, NY 1959
-1st Purchase Prize, 39th California Watercolor Society National, 1959
-Steele Purchase Prize, 40th California Watercolor Society National, 1960
-1st Painting Prize, Religious Arts Festival, Rochester, NY, 1961
-1st Watercolor Purchase Prize, Mid-Year Show, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH, 1961
-Best of Show, 32nd Swedish-American Club Exhibition, Chicago, IL 1961
-1st Prize, 65th National Annual Exhibition of the Washington, DC, Watercolor Association, The Smithsonian Institution, 1962
-Juror’s Choice, 4th Oklahoma National Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Oklahoma City, 1962
-2nd Watercolor Prize, VI North Dakota National, Grand Forks, ND, 1962
-3rd Watercolor Prize, Illinois State Fair Professional Exhibition, Springfield, IL, 1962
-Dorne Award, 42nd California Watercolor Society National, 1962
-Purchase Prize, VII North Dakota National, Drawing Exhibition, Grand Forks, ND 1963
-Grand Purchase Prize, 2nd Watercolor USA Exhibition, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO, 1963
-Purchase from American Watercolor Society Annual, Henry Ward Ranger Fund, National Academy of Design, New York, NY, 1963
-1st Purchase Prize, Mid-States Exhibition, Evansville Museum, Evansville, IN, 1963
-Merit Award, Drawing USA, St. Paul Art Center, St. Paul, MN, 1963
-3rd Prize, 2nd National Touring Exhibition of Small Paintings, Albuquerque, NM, 1963
-Director’s Prize, Annual National, Society of Painters in Casein, New York, NY, 1964
-American Artist Medal, American Watercolor society Annual, New York, NY, 1964
-Honor Award, Old Testament National Art Competition, Temple Israel, St. Louis, MO, 1964
-3rd Watercolor Prize, Illinois State Fair Professional 7 States Exhibition, Springfield, IL , 1964
-Best of Show, California Watercolor Society Members’ Exhibition, 1965
-Honorable Mention (oil), Illinois State Fair Professional 7 States Exhibition, Springfield, IL, 1965
-Lorne Memorial Medal, National Society of Painters in Casein Annual, New York, NY, 1966
-Purchase Prize, Dogwood Invitational Art Festival, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 1966
-3rd Prize (oil), Illinois State Fair Professional 7 States Exhibition, Springfield, IL, 1966
-Cash Award 10th National Art Round-Up, Las Vegas Art League, Las Vegas, NV, 1966
-2nd Prize, Sun Carnival Exhibition, El Paso, TX 1966
-J.S. Darling Purchase Prize, Union League Club Exhibition, Chicago, IL, 1967
-Juror’s Honor Group and Purchase Prize, 4th Municipal Art League 7 States Exhibition, Waterloo, IA, 1967
-Top Purchase Prize, Watercolor USA National, Springfield Museum, Springfield, MO, 1967
-Honorable Mention (Watercolor), Illinois State Fair Professional 7 States Exhibition, Springfield, IL, 1967
-Purchase Prize, Central Illinois Exhibition, Decatur Art Center, Decatur, IL, 1968
-Watercolor Prize, Wabash Valley Exhibition, Terre Haute, IN, 1968
-2nd Special Watercolor Prize, Union League Club of Chicago, 1969
-Purchase Prize, Chicago Artists’ Guild, Wells Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1969
-Bronze Medal, Wichita Centennial Exhibition, Wichita, KS, 1970
-John Young Hunter Award, 106th American Watercolor Society Annual, New York, NY, 1973
-Ed Whitney Prize, 107th American Watercolor Society Annual, New York, NY, 1974
-Arches Paper Company Prize, National Watercolor Society Annual, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA, 1974
-1st Prize, Members Exhibition, National Watercolor Society, Mt. San Jacinto College, San Jacinto, CA, 1977
-Dr. David Soletsky Memorial Award, National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, New York, NY, 1978
-Barse Miller Memorial Prize, 116th American Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition, New York, NY, 1983
-John J. Newman Medal and Prize, 33rd Annual Exhibition, National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, New York, NY, 1996
-William A. Paten Prize, National Academy of Design Exhibition, New York, NY, 1987
-Schweitzer Prize, National Academy of Design, New York, NY, 1993
-The Whitaker Prize, National Academy of Design, New York, NY, 1996
-The Whitaker Prize, National Academy of Design, New York, NY, 2001
-Lifetime Achievement Award, Watercolor USA Honor Society, for contributions to watermedia painting as an artist, teacher, and juror. Biennial Conference, Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL, April 2000

Special Invitational Group Shows
American Watercolor Society Exhibition, Royal Watercolor Society, London, England, 1962
300 Years of Watercolor Painting in America, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, 1966-67
A View of Contemporary Watercolor, 15 Artists, The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH, 1968
Watermedia ’70, 19 Artists, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 1970
50 American Watercolorists, American Watercolor Society Invitational, Australia, 1975
Contemporary Images in Watercolor, Akron Art Institute and tour, Akron, OH, 1976
University of Illinois Faculty Exhibitions to Taiwan, 1981; Hong Kong, 1982; Tokyo, 1983
Layering an Art of Time and Space, Albuquerque Museum of Art, Albuquerque, NM, 1985
Summer Spectrum, 3 artists, June Kelly Gallery, New York, NY, 1988
Galerie Hartl and Klier, tubingen, Germany, 1988
American Watercolor Society Invitational, Museo de la Acurela, Mexico City, 1989
Rahr West Museum, Manitowoc, WI, 1992
National Watercolor Society Permanent Collection, Los Angeles County Century Gallery, 1993
Texas Women’s University, Denton, TX 1994
Watercolor Exhibition by the Artists or ROC, USA & Australia, National Taiwan Art Education Institute, 1994
Watercolor USA Honor Society, Springfield Museum, Springfield, MO, 1997
Watercolor USA Honor Society, Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL, 2000
Watercolor USA Honor Society, Springfield Museum, Springfield, MO, 2003
National Academy Annual, New York, NY, 2003
Solo Shows
Illinois State Normal University, 1947, 1950, 1961
Cedar Falls Art Association, Cedar Falls, IA, 1951
Schermerhorn Gallery, Beloit, WI, 1956, 1957, 1959
Millikin University, Decatur, IL, 1955
Flint Art Center, Flint, MI, 1957
Old Orchard Bank, Skokie, IL, 1960
Gilman Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1963, 1965
Jane Haslem Gallery, Madison, WI, 1956
Wisconsin Center for Adult Education, Madison, WI, 1966
The St. Luis Gallery, St. Louis, MO, 1967
The Canal House, Indianapolis, IN, 1969
Wustum Museum, Racine, WI, 1969
Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington, DC, 1970
Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL 1972
Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL, 1972
Tower Park Gallery, Peoria Heights, IL, 1973, 1976, 1978, 1981, 1985
Fanny Garver Gallery, Madison, WI, 1976, 1981
Main Union Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 1976
MacNider Museum, Mason City, IA, 1976
Prairie House, Springfield, IL, 1980
Bicentennial Museum, Paris, IL, 1980
Neville-Sargent Gallery, Evanston, IL, 1980, 1984
Founders’ Gallery, University of San Diego, CA, 1981
House of Art, Champaign, IL 1982
Neville Sargent Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1987, 1989, 1991
Humewood II Gallery, Toronto, Canada, 1988
Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau, WI, 1997
Spratt-Burroughs Gallery, York, SC, 2001

Juried Shows
Frequent juror for numerous competitive art exhibitions including national and regional exhibitions.

Institutional Collections
Birmingham Museum of Art
Jackson Museum of Art
Nelson Gallery
National Watercolor Society Collection
Butler Institute of American Art
Evansville Museum of Arts and Sciences
Springfield Art Museum
San Diego Museum of Art
Temple Israel, St. Louis, MO
El Paso Museum of Art
Waterloo Municipal Galleries
Decatur Art Center
Sheldon Swope Gallery
Wustum Museum
Illinois State Museum
Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences
State of Illinois Collection
McNay Art Institute
Illinois State University
University of North Dakota
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Tennessee
Marietta College
University of San Diego
Nicolet College
Selected Corporate Collections
M. Grumbacher Company, New York, NY
CUNA Insurance, Madison, WI
Borg Warner Corp., Chicago, IL
Arthur Anderson, Chicago, IL
V. Jobst and Sons, Inc., East Peoria, IL
Wausau Medical Center, Wausau, WI
Hollister Incorporated, Libertyville, IL
CITICORP, Schaumburg, IL
Wisconsin Telephone Company, Milwaukee, WI
Create, Inc., Evanston, IL
Leroy Springs Company, Fort Mill, SC
Peterson, Ross, Scholoerb and Seidel, Chicago, IL
Wesley-Jensen, Chicago, IL
Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
Hougton Mifflin, Boston, MA
Landmark Systems Corp, Washington, DC

Featured in Publications
Who’s Who in American Art
Who’s Who in America
Numerous books and magazines. Most recent: “Conceptual Caseins” in Watercolor, Spring 2002, and “Advice from Experts: Principles to Guide a Career” in Watercolor, Summer, 2004.

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