The Guild of Boston Artists
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William Bartlett

Interview with Bill Bartlett, a painter with The Guild of Boston Artists. Produced by Pierre Chiha. Visit our website at www.pierre.com

William Bartlett, born in Massachusetts in 1960, completed his earliest training at Boston’s Museum of Fine Art’s Saturday classes with teacher Ralph Rosenthal. At the age of seventeen, Bartlett became a member of the Copley Society of Boston. He later attended the Museum of Fine Arts School and 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 eventually began to teach as a way to further strengthen his own fundamentals, as well as pass academic methods on to the next generation of painters.

CURRICULUM VITAE


DUCATION:
1990-1995 Academic Training at Ingbretson Studios with Paul Ingbretson (Boston School via Ives Gammell)
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 -  Demonstrations, workshops and private classes.
1995 - Present - William Bartlett Fine Art Studio
1993 - 1995 Ingbretson Studios

EXHIBITIONS, AWARDS AND COLLECTIONS
2013 Ives Gammell award Guild of Boston Artists
2013 Ellected member of the Guild of Boston Artists
2009 and 2010 Finalist, Art Renewal Center (ARC) 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
merican 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"