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 Glenn Anthony Wessels  (1895 - 1982)

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Lived/Active: California      Known for: landscape, coastal marine, genre

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Painter, Glenn Wessels studied at the University of California receiving his B.A., B.F.A., M.A.. He taught at California College of Arts and Crafts, Mills College, UCLA, Northwestern University,Washington State College and University of California, Berkeley.

Solo Exhibitions: Gump's, San Francisco 1936; Spokane Art Center 1944; Montana State College 1946; Santa Barbara Museum of Art 1955; Rotunda Gallery, San Francisco 1956; M.H. de Young Museum, San Francisco 1959; San Jose State College 1961; University of Las Vegas, Reno and Las Vegas 1963.

Selected Exhibitions: San Francisco Art Institute Annuals; Winter Invitational, California Palace of The Legion of Honor, San Francisco; Oakland Art Museum Annuals; Traveling Exhibitions of Western Museum Association 1954; Sao Paulo Biennial 1960.

Public Collections: Oakland Art Museum; San Francisco Museum of Art; Seattle Art Museum.

Literature: Thomas Albright, Art in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945-1980; San Francisco Art Association (Institute) Catalog of the Art Bank of the SFAA

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David J Carlson, Carlson Gallery, California. Carlson's specialty is Post-World War II California artists, and he is preparing a catalogue for a 2004 traveling exhibition of these artists to several California museums.
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Wessels was an assistant to Hans Hofmann during his lectures at University California, Berkeley in 1931, and remained there for many years as a teacher. "His paintings of the 1950s were influenced by Abstract Expressionism, although their swift, gestural brushwork and rough surfaces remained anchored to landscape subjects generally suggesting tumultuous seas and stormy skies. He painted murals at the Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco."

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Thomas Albright, Art in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945-1980




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Born in Cape Town, South Africa on Dec. 15, 1895, the son of a wealthy Dutch diamond merchant. The Wessels family came to California about 1902, having lost everything in the Boer War. Glenn earned his B.F.A. degree at the CCAC and M.A. degree at UC. He began his art career as an illustrator for the San Francisco Call. He furthered his art training at Académie Colarossi in Paris, Karl Hofer in Berlin and Hans Hofmann in Munich. While there, he became Hofmann's assistant and in 1930 returned to the U.S. as his interpreter and guide. His long teaching career began in 1924 at the CCAC and UC. During the 1930s he painted several murals for the Federal Art Project and acted as their supervisor in the Oakland area. During this time he was also an art critic for the Argonaut. Wessels retired from academic teaching in 1963 and was invited by Governor Brown to become a California State Commissioner of Fine Arts. His final years were spent in Placerville, CA where he died on July 23, 1982. Exh: Oakland Museum, 1935, 1957 (prize), 1961; Foundation of Western Art (LA), 1935; SFAA, 1936-56; Seattle Museum, 1944 (award); Santa Barbara Museum, 1946, 1955 (solos); Calif. WC Society, 1947; Rotunda Gallery (SF), 1956 (solo); St Mary's College (Moraga), 1956 (solo); Richmond Art Center, 1956; Oakland Art Festival, 1956 (prize); De Young Museum,1959 (solo); Gump's (SF), 1959 (solo); SF Art Festival, 1960 (prize); San Jose State College, 1961 (solo); Berkeley Public Library, 1961 (solo); Univ. of Nevada, 1963 (solo); Mills College (Oakland), 1965. In: Laguna Honda Home, SF (murals in lobby); SFMA; Oakland Museum; UC Berkeley Art Museum; Oakland Civic Auditorium (mural).
Source:
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Who's Who in American Art 1936-78; California State Library (Sacramento); California Arts and Architecture list, 1932; SF Chronicle, 7-7-1935 & 3-17-1940.
Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here.

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