George Dunbar

Recent Selected Solo Exhibitions

Ogden Museum of Southern Art- April 26, 2007- July 16, 2007
Ochi Fine Art, Ketchum, ID, Sept. 1- Dec. 1, 2006
Heriard-Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, La, Oct. 7- Oct. 31, 2006
Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York, 2004
University of the South, Sewanee, TN, January 26-March 8, 2002

Selected Public Collections

■Ogden Museum, New Orleans, LA
■Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA
■The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC 1B 3DG
■Tulane University, Law School, New Orleans, LA
■Alexandria Museum of Art
■Arts Council of New Orleans
■North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
■Monroe, Lemann, Attorneys, New Orleans, LA
■New Orleans Museum of Art
■Pan American Life Corporation, New Orleans, LA
■Lenfantís Restaurant, New Orleans, LA
■City National Bank, Baton Rouge, LA
■Jones Walker, et al, Attorneys, New Orleans, LA
■Westminister City Properties, The Equitable Center, 1615 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA
■Bank of New Orleans
■Texaco Center (Lobby), New Orleans, LA
■Phelps, Dunbar , Marks, Claverie and Simms, Attorneys, New Orleans, LA
■First National Bank of Commerce, Covington, LA
■L L & E Tower (Lobby), New Orleans, LA
■Lykes Steamship Co., New Orleans, LA
■Jefferson Guaranty Bank (Lobby), New Orleans, LA
■One River Place (Lobby), New Orleans, LA
■Commerce Bank (Lobby), St. Louis, MO
■Entergy Corp., Washington, D.C.
■Rose Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
■Lambert and Nelson, Attorneys, New Orleans, LA

George Dunbar, a native son of New Orleans, straddles between the rich cultural traditions of New Orleans and its environs and the boundless arena of his worldly, artistic mind.

Dunbar works in a variety of media, in a contemporary style uniquely his own, as personally bespoke as his life journey through salvage diving, real estate, and art. His technical proficiency comes through in the level of refinement with which he works with paint, leaf, and clay, and his dexterity with flat, engraved, and modeled planes. Dunbar integrates the sensuality of clay and the formality of leaf in unexpected ways, sometimes creating shifting scapes as one views a piece from different angles. This surprise invites the viewer to participate actively in the art.


George Dunbar was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He currently lives and works in Slidell, Louisiana.

Dunbar’s artistic sensibilities were shaped early on by several different influences: annual childhood visits to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, formal training at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia and La Grande Chaumiere in Paris, as well as coming of age during the late 1940s and early 1950 when the Abstract Expressionist style had become a dominant force and New York was overtaking Paris as the new focus for artistic innovation.