Artist George Hallmark’s creative career has spanned nearly five decades, during which he has progressed from drafting to commercial art to oil painting. His subject matter is primarily architectural, focusing on the types of structures most often found in Mexico or along the California coast. Known for his precise architectural realism, he gives each mission, church, cantina or other structural feature he creates an infusion of light and elements of the natural world. His brushstrokes deftly capture the quiet moments of everyday life, offering a glimpse of calm settings and beautiful surroundings.
Hallmark’s notable awards and achievements include, most recently, participation in the 2019 Haley Memorial Library Retrospective and Sale; the 2019 Eiteljorg Museum Quest for the West Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award; and the 2017 Prix de West Frederic Remington Painting Award. Hallmark and his work have been featured in such publications as Western Art & Architecture, Art of the West, Southwest Art, U.S. Art, Western Art Collector and TexasTraditions: Contemporary Artists of the Lone Star State.
A member of New York City’s Salmagundi Club, Hallmark resides in Meridian, Texas.