Karin Clarke Gallery 760 Willamette St. Eugene, OR. 97401 541.684.7963 email@example.com
1963: Graduated from Aurora West High School, Aurora, IL. Received Outstanding Art Student award and Ginsberg Foundation scholarship. Continued art studies at Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois.
1967: BA degree with a major in art and Spanish literature. Received a continuation stipend from the Ginsberg Foundation toward graduate study.
1968: MA in secondary education with emphasis on painting and drawing. Began teaching middle school level in Glencoe, Illinois.
AGPR Incorporated, Gran Pac (Showa Sangyo) Foods Inc., Pasco (Shiki Shima), Petroff Facial Surgery, Tektronix Inc. (Wilsonville, OR), Crown Pacific Mutual Home Mortgage, Kershaw and Associates, Portland Community College, Oregon State University, (Corvallis, OR), Terminal Freezers, (Oregon and Washington), and numerous private collections
Karin Clarke Gallery welcomes Humberto Gonzalez to show his new, colorful plein-air watercolors that capture the beauty of Oregon; from the Coast, to the Vineyards of the Willamette Valley, to the Colombia River Gorge, and beyond. His paintings are lush, colorful and like the best plein-air work, capture an impression and spirit of the location.
Humberto Gonzalez was born in Mexico, and immigrated to the United States with his family at the age of 10. He studied at Northern Illinois University in Dekallb, IL, earning a B.A. in Art and Spanish Literature, and then a M.A. in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Art. He moved to Oregon to teach Spanish and Art from 1971 until his retirement in 1999, at which time he returned to painting full time. He was a friend of the late Nelson Sandgren, and a regular at the annual Oregon coast painting outings Sandgren organized.
Gonzalez exhibits his watercolors frequently throughout Oregon and beyond, has won numerous awards in juried group shows, and has served as a juror for OSU’s Art About Agriculture exhibit three times. He’s been showing with Karin Clarke Gallery since 2004.