Bart Forbes

Nationality: American
Dates: Born 1939
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Recent Press:

Bart Forbes is featured in Southwest Art magazine in an article by Bonnie Gangelhoff


1962 Graduate study, Art Center School of Design, Los Angeles, California
1961 BFA in art, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina



2016 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2016 Bart Forbes: My Mind’s Eye, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2014 60th Anniversary Exhibition: A Celebration of Valley House Artists, group exhibition, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2014 Summer Cut, group exhibition, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2013 Recent Oil Paintings by Bart Forbes: An Artist’s Canvas, Art Centre of Plano, Plano, Texas
2013 Suitable Subjects: Contemporary Still Lifes, The Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas
2011 Fresh & Salty (a Valley House Gallery group exhibition), Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas
2010 Shorelines, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2005 Art in the Key of Green, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2004 50th Anniversary Exhibition, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2003 Bart Forbes: A Painter’s Journey, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2002 Beyond the Apple and Bottle: Still Life Invitational, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2000 An Exhibition of Recent Work by Bart Forbes, The Wild Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1999 Jesuit Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
1996 National Art Museum of Sports
1995 New York Society of Illustrators
1992 Olympic Festival, Minneapolis, Minnesota
1992 Rizzoli Galleries, New York
1990 New York Society of Illustrators


Awards and Honors:

2011 Designer of Ronald Reagan Centennial stamp for the US Postal Service
1996 Designer of Olympic commemorative coin for US Mint
1988 Official Artist Olympic Games, Seoul, Korea
1986 Sports Artist of the Year U.S. Sports Academy




Bonnie Gangelhoff, “Dreamscapes: Bart Forbes paints expressive interpretations of universal places,” Southwest Art, February 2017, pp. 72 – 77. Cathedral (p.15), Taking Wind, Night Lights, Hallowed Ground, First Light, No Man’s Land, Texas Lupine and Summer Wind reproduced.

"Events Calendar: Art & Performance," Addison Magazine, February/March 2016, pages 29-30, Wildflowers reproduced.

Michael Granberry, “Dallas Galleries’ Busy Season is Heating Up,” The Dallas Morning News, January 10, 2016, page 9E.

Travis Measley, “Ars Artis Gratia: The Bart Forbes Story,” Avid Golfer, June 15, 2015.

Matthew Huisman, “Rendering an Icon in a Square Inch,” The Dallas Morning News, Section B, February 10, 2011.

Jennifer Arend, “A Brush with greatness: Plano: Artist’s murals commissioned by PGA debut at tournament,” The Dallas Morning News, Sunday, May 13, 2007, page 9B.

Janet H. Moore, “An Artistic Oasis: Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden in Dallas celebrates 50 years of fine art,” Southern Accents, September-October 2004, Red Pears illust.

50th Anniversary Exhibition, exhibition catalogue, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas; March 2004, color illustration page 20.

Mike Daniel, “Bart Forbes at Valley House,” Dallas Morning News Guide, December 12, 2003, page 59.

Bart Forbes, The Sports Art of Bart Forbes, Dallas, Texas: Beckett Publications, 1998.



ABC News 8, “Local Artist Creates Reagan Centennial Stamp,” American Broadcast Network, Dallas, Texas, March 7, 2016.

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