The Brinton’s 15th Illustrator Show features painter and printmaker Theodore Waddell.
The exhibit is open from March 15 to April 26, 2020
An artist’s reception takes place on Tuesday, April 21 at 7:00 PM
Please contact the Museum’s Curator of Exhibitions and Education, Barbara McNab, to schedule school tours.
307.763.5924 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Born in Billings, Montana in 1941, Theodore Waddell studied art at the Brooklyn Museum Art School in New York in 1962-63 and received a Bachelor’s Degree from Eastern Montana College in 1966. In 1968 he received a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Sculpture and Printmaking from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. In 1968, Waddell joined the University of Montana’s Art Faculty and retired from teaching in 1976.
Soon after, he began working in Montana as a rancher and artist, and his current work reflects the influences of these two professions. His art career took off in 1983 when he was invited to exhibit his work in the prestigious Corcoran Biennial 38th Survey of American Art. In 2004 he was honored at the White House for his work with the U.S. State department’s Art in Embassies program and his collection of paintings in various U.S. Embassies around the world.
Waddell’s abstract impressionistic rendering of real subject matter reflects the American experience of living in the West and his love of the land. His work is found in private and corporate collections throughout the world and is currently exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the western United States.
Waddell is a past recipient of the Governor’s Arts Award in the State of Montana, and in 2015 he received Artist of the Year honors from the Yellowstone Art Museum. In 2017 a major retrospective celebrating his career, “Theodore Waddell, My Montana” was published by Riverbend Publishing. Today, Waddell and his wife Lynn Campion divide their time between homes in Sheridan, Montana and Hailey, Idaho. Mr. Waddell continues to paint and on the side, has been creating beautifully illustrated books featuring his beloved Bernese Mountain Dogs.