WILLIAM BARTLETT

American B. 1960

BIOGRAPHY

 

William Bartlett was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1960 and raised in Dover. At an early age he was influenced by the work of his mother's cousin, Walker Hancock who was a renowned sculptor working in the classical style. Bartlett vividly recalls sitting in his Gloucester studio and watching him sculpt plaster-scene for his monumental bronze castings. Hancock would often critique young Bartlett's early drawings and offer advice in working as a realist, stating, "all the great sculptors could draw so learn to draw, develop a good understanding in form and gesture. These are the foundations for creating great artwork."

 

Bartlett, completed his earliest training at the Museum of Fine Art’s Saturday classes with teacher Ralph Rosenthal. At the age of seventeen, He became a member of the Copley Society of Boston and later attended the Museum of Fine Arts School. In 1982 he went on to study for the next four years with Joseph L.C. Santoro ANA, AWS. Determined to continue his education as a traditional realist, Bartlett then spent five years of study at the studio of Paul Ingbretson, a “Boston School” master who emphasized the methods of the 19th century French ateliers.

 

Bartlett is best known for his still life, tromp l'oeil and figurative paintings. He is represented by galleries in Massachusetts and California and his paintings hang in esteemed private and corporate collections throughout the United States. Bartlett is currently a sought after instructor working in the methods of the Boston School Tradition. He is a member of the Guild of Boston Artists. He currently lives and paints in Needham, Massachusetts.

 

 

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

B. 1960; Dover, MA; Currently lives in Needham, Massachusetts

 

EDUCATION:

1990-1995 Academic Training at Ingbretson Studios with Paul Ingbretson

1982-1986 Private Study with Joseph L.C. Santoro NA, AWS

1982 Monhegan Island, Maine with Don Stone NA, AWS

1980-1982 Museum of Fine Art School Boston, MA

 

TEACHING AND WORKSHOPS

1995 - Present - Invitational workshops and demonstrations

1995 - Present - W. Bartlett Fine Art Studio

1993 - 1995 Ingbretson Studios

 

Exhibitions, Awards and Collections

2009 and 2010 Finalist, Art Renewal Center International Salon, Still Life Category

2012 - The Portrait Society of America's Certificate of Excellence for 2010 International Portrait Competition

2010 The Human Figure, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2010 Eat, Drink and Be Merry, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2008- 2009 Finalist in the Still Life Category, International, ARC Salon

2009 Trompe l'oeil, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2008 Floral Show, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2008 4th International ARC salon competition, Honorable Mention, Figurative

2007 Three Takes on Realism, Tree's Place Gallery, Orleans, MA

2007 Summer in San Francisco, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2007 Trompe l’oeil, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2006 Summer in San Francisco, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2006 William Bartlett; Recent Works, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2006 Interiors, An Invitational Exhibition, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2005 Three in the Classical Style, Tree's Place Gallery, Orleans, MA

2005 Cape Cod Arts Foundation, Boston Pops by the Sea, Cover Artist, Hyannis, MA

2005 Valentines, An Invitational Exhibition, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2004 Small Works Show, Tree's Place Gallery, Orleans, MA

2004 Allegory, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2003 Self Portraits, An Invitational Exhibition, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2003 The Undraped Figure, St. Botolph Club, Boston, MA

2003 Small Works Show, Tree's Place Gallery, Orleans, MA

2003 New Works by William Bartlett, The Crane Collection, Wellesley, MA

2003 The Nude, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2002 Still Lifes, Florals, Interiors, An Invitational Exhibition, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2002 Summer in San Francisco, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2001 Artist Magazine National Competition, Finalist in Still-Life and Portrait

2000 First Place Award - American Artist “Realism,” National Competition, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA,

The Crane Collection Gallery, Wellesley, MA

1999 "Transcending Realism” One man show, Christopher Gallery, Cohasset, MA

1998 New England Impressions, Painting from Life, Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA

New England Painters of Today Exhibition, Stobart Foundation, Harvard Club, Boston, MA

AAPL, 69th Grand National Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

Allmerica Financial Corporate Collection, as well as award winning illustration work

Duxbury Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA, Award winner

Symphony Hall, Boston, MA

Four Seasons Hotel, Boston, MA

1994 Boston Ballet, Wang Center, Boston, MA,

1977 - 1986 Copley Society of Boston, Exhibiting member

Rockport Art Association, Rockport, MA, Award winner

 

Publications and Articles

American Art Collector, March 2008, "Bringing Spring Into Focus"

American Art Collector, September 2007, "Three Takes on Realism"

American Art Collector, April 2007,"Trompe l’oeil Invitational"

American Art Collector, March 2006, "Destination San Francisco"

American Arts Quarterly, Spring 2004, "Exhibitions, John Pence Gallery"

American Arts Quarterly, Spring 2003, "San Francisco Galleries"