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1930        Born Houston, Texas St. Joseph’s Hospital

1947    Ceramic Bowl accepted in the Texas General

 1948    Graduated Lamar High School, Houston, Texas                                        

            Houston Artists Exhibit 1948 to 1960

 1952    Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Houston

            Instructor Museum of Fine Arts, Houston School (Now the Glassel School)

            1952 to 1965

            “16 Texas Painters” Valley House Gallery, Dallas Texas

 1953    Master of Letters, University of Houston

            Registrar, Business Manager, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

            One-man Exhibit, James Bute Gallery, Houston, Texas

 1954    U.S. Army, Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas, Camp Gordon, Augusta, Georgia                        

            Archives of American Art, Personal Papers 1954 to 1970

            “Red Tights” Allied Art Purchase Prize, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

            “Clump of Trees, Hermann Park” Western Artists Exhibit, Denver, Colorado

            Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Art Rental Exhibit

 1955    One-Man Exhibit, Herbert Institute, Augusta Georgia

            793 MP Battalion, Nurnberg, Germany

            Studio space at University of Georgia, Furth, Germany

 1956    Married Leila McConnell August 18, 1956

            Art Teacher, Houston Public Schools

Chaired Exhibit “Contemporary German Graphics” Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas

Exhibit, Men of Art Guild, San Antonio, Texas

“Landscape-Stuttgart” Flaxman Purchase prize, Houston Artists Exhibit, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

 1957    “Three Tiered Formation”, American Federation of Arts Survey of Texas Painting             

            “Illogical Organism” Bute Gallery

1958    “Budding Stump”, Feldman Collection

            Exhibit, Little Studio, New York, New York

            “Espaliered Burlap” Autumn Show, Delgado Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana

            One-Man Exhibit, Rudi’s Club, Houston, Texas

            Texas Fine Art Association Exhibit, Austin, Texas

TFAA Circulating Exhibit 1958-1959, San Marcos, Seguin, Corpus Christi, Edinburg, Brownsville, and Kingsville

“Night Crossing”, Four-man Exhibit Petroleum Club, Houston, Texas

“Gold Flow” Texas ’58 Circulating Exhibit

“White Out” Honorable Mention, Houston Artists Exhibit, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

“Spring”, Terrace Show, Handmakers, Houston, Texas

“Winter”, “Start With Art” Exhibit, Junior League, Houston, Texas

1959    One-man Exhibit, Driscoll Gallery, Austin, Texas

            One-man Exhibit, Houston Geophysical Club, Houston, Texas

            Faculty-Student Exhibit, Museum of fine Arts, Houston, Texas

            Dallas Art Rental, Dallas, Texas

            “Winter”, Western Artists Exhibit, Denver, Colorado

            “Portrait of a Dress” Junior League, Houston, Texas

 1960    “Field Patterns, Europe” One-man exhibit James Bute Gallery, Houston, Texas

 1961    Instructor Hill Country Arts Foundation 1961 to 197?

“ Katy Road”, Texas Annual Exhibit, San Antonio Art league Purchase Prize, Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas

 1962    “Field Pattern, Wurzburg” Western Arts Exhibit, Denver Colorado

            One-man Exhibit, St. Luke’s Church, Houston, Texas

 “Mystic Road, Germany” Azalea Trail Exhibit, River Oaks Garden Forum, Houston, Texas

Art Teacher, Robert E. Lee High School, Houston

1963    One-man Exhibit, James Bute Gallery, Houston, Texas

            “Landscape at Nysa”, Longview Invitational, Longview, Texas

 1964    Chaired Exhibit “Recent Acquisitions in Houston Collections” Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas

            “Plants on the Terrace”, Hill Country Arts Foundation, Ingram, Texas

            Dallas Art Rental

            “Castleaquarto”, Bright Shawl Gallery, San Antonio, Texas

            “Doges Palace” Shook Gallery, San Antonio, Texas

            Corpus Christi Art Rental, Corpus Christi, Texas

            “Aspen Mountain”, Junior Service League, Longview, Texas

            “Sunset”, Museum Faculty Show, Music Hall, Houston, Texas

 1965    David Gregory Gadbois, born July 30, 1965

            One-man Exhibit, Houston Baptist College, Houston

            Dallas Art Rental

            “Two Lemons”, Laguna Gloria Museum, Austin, Texas

            “Sunset”, Longview Invitational, Popular Prize, Longview, Texas

            “Painters and Partners”, Jewish Community Center, Houston, Texas

            “The Point”, St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana

            One-man Exhibit, James Bute Gallery, Houston, Txas

 1966    Opening Exhibition, Dubose Galleries, Houston, Texas

            Art Rental, Laguna Gloria Museum, Austin, Texas

            “Port at Night”, Educational TV, New Orleans

 1967    Laura Margaret Gadbois, born January 6, 1967

            “The Big Landscape” One-Man exhibit Dubose Gallery

            “Splash of Yellow”, University of Houston Activities Center, Houston, Texas

            “Sun Flowers”, The Houston Club, Houston, Texas

 1969    “Night Frost”, Donated to The Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas

            “Champions #4”, Champions Golf Club

            “Looking Back”, Southwestern Savings and Loan

“The Ash Tree”, Texas Commerce Bank

1970    “A Pleasant Place”, Texas Heart Institute

 1971    “Sunset in Peach and Blue”, Petroleum Club of Houston

 1974    “Prelude”, Beaumont Country Club

            “The Lake of the Nymphs”, Bank of Mississippi

            “Livingston Trail”, Hycel, Inc.

 1976    “Water Patterns”, Corpus Christi Cotillion Club

            “Morning Coffee”, Terrace Community Hospital

 1981    “A Christmas Heritage”, River Oaks Bank and Trust

 1984    One Man Exhibit, Imagination Gallery, Kerrville, Texas

 1988    Started making faux food for display at Bayou Bend Yuletide

 1990    Retired from Teaching after 34 year

          Docent, Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

 1995    Started Company, Faux Foods, Earthenware Foods in the 18th and 19th Century manner. Suitable for Museum display.

 1998    Early American Life Magazine Top 200 American Craftsmen

 1999    Early American Homes Magazine Top 200 American Craftsmen

            Pineapple Ornament for The White House Christmas Tree

 2004    “17-15, Seventeen Houston Artists 1950-1965” Brazos Project, Houston









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