Born and raised in North Central Texas, George Hallmark was an architectural designer and commercial artist before turning to easel painting. Voted the official Texas State Artist in 1988, his work can be found in many prestigious private and corporate collections, including those of Texas Instruments, the Texas Capital, MBNA, and the Capitol in Washington, D.C. George has work in several museums including the Booth Western Art Museum in Carterville, GA, The Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, The Briscoe Museum in San Antonio and the Autry Museum in Los Angeles. Hallmark’s work has been featured in Art of the West, Western Art Collector, Southwest Art, and U.S. Art magazines.
George is an annual participant in the Prix de West Exhibition at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City and the American Masters at the Salmagundi Club in New York. George participates in the Eiteljorg Museum’s Quest for the West show in Indianapolis, where, in 2010, he won the Artist of Distinction Award. Hallmark’s work has been featured in the West Select Show at the Phoenix Art Museum, where, in 2011, he won the Silver medal for oil painting.