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  Bill Komodore - Baby Minotaur - Oil on linen
8 x 10 inches / 20 x 25 cm
 
Baby Minotaur Actaion and Diana Death of an Empress Eye of the Needle Foul-mouthed Piglets
Friends Frollicsome Unicorns Love Bite Sisphus

 
Artist Statement

Common events, uncommonly revealed, have been my lifelong pursuit in painting. These include memories, observations on relationships and nature, musings on world affairs, meditations on myths, religion and the transience of time. Sometimes, the events are uncommon, and these, I like to show in the simplest manner possible. I am very thankful to my work, for it has taught me a lot.

- Bill Komodore, 2009

Bill Komodore was born in Athens, Greece in 1932. He eventually moved to the United States and received his formal education at Tulane University, where his professors included George Rickey, Mark Rothko, and David Smith. He earned his B.A. in 1955, and M.F.A. in 1957.

Today, Komodore resides in Dallas, Texas, with his wife Shannon, and teaches at the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University (SMU) where he is a professor Painting. He is represented in numerous public and private collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art; The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Walker Art Center; Dallas Museum of Art; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Mr. Komodore is playing with both the mythical idea of Arcadia as a place of creative perception and with the experience of being a native of the actual Arcadia, Greece, which he describes as "the bucolic land of sheperds, beautiful nymphs, and satyrs."

Bill Komodore - gallery portfolio (.pdf, 3MB)
Bill Komodore - resume (.pdf, 112k)
Bill Komodore - Dallas Fine Arts Examiner (November 17, 2009)
Bill Komodore - THE Magazine (December, 2008; .pdf, 681k)

   
 
 
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