Art Museum of Southeast Texas

Beaumont, TX



David Bates: The Gulf Coast

February 20 - May 17, 1998



The exhibition David Bates: The Gulf Coast, organized by the Galveston Arts Center, will be on view in the Main Gallery of the Art Museum through May 17, 1998. David Bates is well known (one of the best known Texas artists) for his offbeat rural subject matter, particularly waterscapes teaming with wildlife. This exhibition will include over 20 works on paper; paintings and sculpture all inspired, over the last ten years, by his visits to the Gulf Coast.

Upon receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Bates went to New York where he spent a year working with well known artist Red Grooms. He then became part of the Whitney Museum's independent study program and later retumed to SMU to complete his Masters of Fine Art. David Bates has exhibited widely across the U.S. Major galleries including Charles Crowles - New York, Gerald Peters - Dallas and John Berggruen - San Francisco, represent his work. He is also represented by the collections of several major museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modem Art, Dallas Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

The Texas Commission on the Arts through the Southeast Texas Arts Council has provided partial funding for this exhibition.

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