George Rhoads: Born in Chicago,
Illinois in1926. Studied at the Wisconsin Engineering School for
the U.S. Army, 1943. Received his degree at the University of Chicago
in 1945 and went on to study Painting and Drawing at the Art Institute
of Chicago, and at the Acadamie de la Grande Chaumiere, Paris 1951-52.
He has worked as a printmaker, ceramist, muralist, advertising artist,
and medical illustrator. His views on painting are included in Eric
Potter's book "Painters on Painting" He was also a pioneer
in the art of Origami (paper folding) and his original work has
been included in the major publications. Among his many one-man
shows is Gallery Huit, Paris, Terry Dintenfass Gallery, NYC, A.C.A.
Gallery, NYC, Arnot Museum, Elmira N.Y., Everson Museum. Syracuse
N.Y., and his collectors included Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Leonard Bernstein,
Lawrence Tish, Herbert Adler, American Scientific Company and Westinghouse.
His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern
Art, Youngstown, Ohio. His landscapes and desert scapes, sometimes
including figures, are painted in classical manner.