Artist George Casprowitz has been a working artist for over fifty years. His quiet demeanor is a contrast to his art in which throughout the many different phases of his work uses vibrant colors, shapes and abstracts to draw in the viewer’s eyes.

George was born in 1940 in Hollywood, California.  His first major employment was in the movie industry doing a variety of jobs on the production side of film making.  A film is produced in a rectangular format like most paintings.  It tells a story using visual stimuli and depending on its viewer to supply a lot of their experience to complete its story.  Much of George’s work depends on the viewer to relate its lines, circles and open spaces to ideas beyond the physical objects.

George’s next occupation after graduation from the University of Oregon was as an architect in New York and Philadelphia.  Good architecture is more than walls, doors and hardware.  Good architecture needs to function well, but should also be good aesthetic experience.  George tries to do this in his art.  His paintings use lines and solid forms as a format but the remaining space is of equal importance.  And then there is colour and texture.  Color is the constant through all the various forms his paintings, prints and sculptures since his first one-person show in 1970 in Vancouver.

Since that first show, George has done one-man shows in Toronto, New York, London, Seattle, Portland, Calgary, Victoria, and Philadelphia in private and public art galleries.  His work is in many public, corporate and private collections.  George has also enjoyed teaching art at different times in his career.

He lives and works in South Surrey, British Columbia, Canada with his wife Kathleen.

EDUCATION

Graduated John Burroughs High School 1958, Burbank, California

Graduated University of Oregon 1965 – Bachelor’s Degree Architectural Degree MA

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Emily Carr College of Art, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Arts Umbrella, Vancouver, BC, Canada

University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, US

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

College of New Caledonia, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada

EXHIBITIONS

One Person Shows

White Rock, BC Landmark Pop-Uptown Gallery Dec 8-15, 2019
White Rock, BC November 2016
White Rock, BC August 1994
North Vancouver, BC, Move Gallery 1981
Prince George Art Gallery, Prince George, BC 1981
West Vancouver, BC September 1977
White Rock Community, Retrospective White Rock, BC 1970-1980
Marian Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 1977
Wells Gallery Ottawa, ON November 1977
Nancy Poole’s Studio, London, ON 1977
Gallery Move, North Vancouver, BC 1977
Lamagna Gallery, New York, NY 1976
Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC 1975
Nancy Poole’s Studio, Toronto, 1974
Gallery Allen, Vancouver, BC 1974
Nancy Poole’s Studio, London, ON 1973
Glenbow-Alberta Art Institute, Calgary, 1972
Vancouver Arts Club, Vancouver BC 1971
Manolides Art Gallery, Seattle, WA 1971
Gallery Allen, Vancouver, BC 1970

Group Shows & Auctions

Semiahmoo Arts Society “Hallowe’en 2020” On-line Exhibition October 17, 2020                                                                                                                                                            Semiahmoo Arts Society “The Great Gatsby Show” online August 2020                                                                                                                                                                              Semiahmoo Arts Society Members Exhibition February 2020
Agora Gallery, Chelsea, New York City, NY Fall Equinox Exhibition September 17 – October 8, 2019
Richmond, BC October 1991                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Donation, SPLASH! Arts Umbrella Annual Art Auction, Vancouver, BC 1984, 1985, 1987
26th Annual San Francisco Arts Festival Septmeber 1972
Surrey Arts Centre May Clay Days June 1977
New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Vancouver, Calgary, Victoria, Toronto, London, surrey, Portland, Seattle, Washington, DC

Commissions

Series of ceramic doors for private residences, 1979-1980
Rainbird Inc., Cloverdale, BC 1974
Surrey Memorial Hospital, 1974
Municipality of Surrey, 1973
North Vancouver School District, 1973
Public and Corporate Collections (with more than once piece)
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON
Toronto-Dominion Bank, Head Office, Toronto, ON
Pumps & Power Ltd., Burnaby, BC
Philip Morris Inc., New York, NY
Institute for the Hard of Hearing, London, ON
Rainbird Inc., Cloverdale, BC
ARCO (Atlantic Richfield Co., Head Office, Philadelphia, PA
Sachs Electric, St. Louis, MO
Cyprus Anvil Mining Corp., Vancouver, BC
Clarkson, Gordon & Co., Toronto, ON
AVCO Financial Services, Richmond, BC
Southpointe Realty, Delta, BC
Sylvan Learning Centre’s Surrey, Coquitlam, Delta, Richmond, Kelowna, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Abbotsford, BC
Sylvan Learning Center’s Bellingham, Mount Vernon, Oak Harbor, WA