George Woodman

American, b. 1932

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George Woodman

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American, b. 1932

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George Woodman began his career as an abstract painter, exploring color and structure in his work, then moved to photography in the early 1980s, a medium with which he has been experimenting ever since. A central member of the art community in Colorado, Woodman was part of the Criss-Cross Art Communications group (formed in the early 1970s) and among the founding members of the SPARK Gallery (founded in 1978). Woodman’s is a family of artists, whose most famous member is his daughter, the late photographer Francesca Woodman. His black-and-white photographs of nude young women, often embellished with paint, remind viewers of Francesca’s work while reflecting his own vision. As he explains: “My familiarity with her work and its importance has made me want to produce something that can’t be confused with hers. I try to have a space which is my own.”

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Biography

George Woodman began his career as an abstract painter, exploring color and structure in his work, then moved to photography in the early 1980s, a medium with which he has been experimenting ever since. A central member of the art community in Colorado, Woodman was part of the Criss-Cross Art Communications group (formed in the early 1970s) and among the founding members of the SPARK Gallery (founded in 1978). Woodman’s is a family of artists, whose most famous member is his daughter, the late photographer Francesca Woodman. His black-and-white photographs of nude young women, often embellished with paint, remind viewers of Francesca’s work while reflecting his own vision. As he explains: “My familiarity with her work and its importance has made me want to produce something that can’t be confused with hers. I try to have a space which is my own.”

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Top emerging
Emerging representation
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)