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Bart Forbes: My Mind’s Eye

In addition to being one of America’s foremost illustrators, Bart Forbes creates paintings and watercolors for himself. This exhibition presents this private and very personal work, painted from his mind’s eye. Forbes’ oil paintings express a time of day or a mood through his use of color, texture, and composition. Small watercolors painted while traveling in California, the East Coast, and the British Isles will be exhibited alongside his paintings for the first time.

Forbes moved to Dallas in 1967, after completing graduate study at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, following his BFA in art from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Forbes was the official artist for the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea. His public works include the cover of Time Magazine; 19 commemorative stamps for the US Postal Service, including the Ronald Reagan stamp; and official artworks for the Kentucky Derby, Indianapolis 500, Americas Cup, and PGA Golf Tournaments. His art is in numerous public collections, ranging from the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, to the Dallas Country Club.

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January 16, 2016 to February 13, 2016
10:00am to 5:00pm


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Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden
6616 Spring Valley Road (between Preston and Hillcrest)
Dallas 75254



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