Gene Galazan (1942 - )

Birth date: 1942 Death date:  
Birth location: Milwaukee, Wi Death location:  
Media: Drawing , Metalsmithing , Mixed Media , Painting , Sculpture Web site:
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Biographical Brief

Education:
1966, MFA degree, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin
Work Experience:
1966-1973, moved to Los Angeles, CA and was working in neon and Plexiglas.
1974, returned to Wisconsin and began to work in cast bronze.
          Experimented in other materials including Cor-ten steel, burlap, tree branches, paint and rope
          Artwork, abstract and figurative in nature
          Performance works, (sculptures and paintings) which were used  on stage.
1994, maintained a studio in Sherman Park, Milwaukee, WI
Married Wisconsin artist, Estherley (Estherlee) Allen.
1995, left Wisconsin for Arizona
1995-2008, created welded scrap steel life size sculptures of horses, made of material found in Arizona scrap yards.  Four of these sculptures were exhibited at the Phippen Museum in Prescott, AZ. The Phippen purchased three of these sculptures for their collection and one was sold to a private collector. and was exhibited at the Hahn-Ross Gallery in Santa Fe as well as more currently at Prescott College.
Currently, maintains and works in a home studio in Prescott, Arizona and am creating painted totem-like welded steel sculptures and also continues to create horse sculptures.
Exhibitions:
1967, One Person Show at the Esther Robles Gallery 
circa 1974, exhibited in a number of group exhibitions.
circa 1995-2008, Phippen Museum, Prescott, AZ.
2008, solo exhibition, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Peck School of the Arts, Inova/Kenilworth Gallery
Awards:
1963-66,  Madison Art Center Purchase Award, Wisconsin Salon of Art Awards, 
                Milwaukee Art Museum Awards (1966, Get Out of Vietnam III, Best of Show and $1000 prize,
                award winning sculpture welded jagged sections of boiler plating, 6”x6” beams, 12 feet high and
                occupied a 12’x10’ area)
Commissions:

2004, horse sculpture for a private client in Point Reyes, CA
Source of Information: Gene Galazan's website, July, 2010 

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