The following information was submitted in March of 2006 by Terry Carpenter:
He was born on December 13, 1928, the son of George Gilis and Daisy Winifred Carpenter. He married Virginia A. Forsyth on October 14, 1966, and makes his home in Ogunquit, Maine.
A painter of impressionist watercolor landscapes, George Robert Carpenter has exhibited in the U.S., Canada and abroad, including at the American Watercolor Society; the National Academy of Design; Allied Artists of America; the Salmagundi Club; National Arts Club; American Artists Professional League; Hudson Valley Art Association; and the Hammond Museum. Other group shows were at the Anchorage Fine Arts Museum, Black Hills State College, Copley Society, Boston, Frye Museum, Seattle, Washington, the Rockport Art Association, the Southwestern Watercolor Society, Dallas, Texas.
He had solo shows at Wilkes-Barre College, Down East Gallery in Washington, D.C., Continental Galleries in Montreal, Canada, and others.His work is in the permanent collections of Merck Pharmaceutical Corporation, Miami University, Ohio, Mills College, Oakland, California, the Nationsal Steamship Lines, Canada, the Northern Trust Bank in Chicago, Illinois, New England Telephone Company, Boston.
He has received an award from the American Watercolor Society.
Member: Whiskey Water Colorist AssociationThough primarily a watercolorist, Carpenter also works in oil, and his work is known in England, where he is listed in the Dictionary of International Biography, as well as France, where he was featured in La Revue Moderne des Artes et La Vie, Paris.
The Portsmouth [NH] Herald, Thursday, 15 Aug 1974, p. 15: "Meet the Artist" / Mr. Carpenter Exhibits / South Berwick --
Who's Who in the World, 2004
Christopher Hyde submitted the following information in August of 2006:
Artist George Robert Carpenter died of a heart attack while painting at his gallery in Ogunquit, Maine on June 18, 2006. (Information from his step-daughter Judith A. Hopkins)