Karl Umlauf: Natural Evolution

Karl Umlauf: Natural Evolution

June 6 – June 28, 2008

This exhibit is part of a traveling retrospective of the works of Karl Umlauf. All of the galleries at the FWCAC will be showing Karl Umlauf, Charles Umlauf and examples of their students' works.

Karl Umlauf Retrospective: A chronological exploration of the artist`s work from 1959 to 2007Wichita Falls Museum of Art, Wichita Falls, TX, January 19-March 15, 2008.

Father & Son III: Charles and Karl Umlauf- Two Generations of Texas Art IconsTyler Museum of Art, Tyler, TX, April 13-May 25 2008

Karl Umlauf- Natural Evolution: Examining the artists` organic environment and artistic evolution over the past 50 years. Ft. Worth Community Arts Center, Ft. Worth, Texas, June 6-June 28, 2008

Artist and teacher for almost 50 years, Karl Umlauf is a nationally and internationally recognized artist and a Texas Legend. Karl’s artwork is found in over 40 museums and public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, N.Y., the Modern Museum of Art, New York City, N.Y. and the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX. While attending the University of Texas, Karl studied under some of the great artists of the time. Among these artists were Everett Spruce, Loren Mozley, William Lester and Kelly Fearing. Karl received his B.F.A. from the University of Texas, Austin, TX, in 1961 and his M.F.A. from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, in 1963.

New York provided great success and recognition to Karl, something many artists only dream of. Had he chosen to stay in New York he was virtually assured of fame and fortune. However, Karl’s idea of fame and accomplishment was not centered in his own but in helping others reach their goals and ambitions.

So Karl chose to return to his beloved Texas to teach at the University level and pursue his artistic career. Among the many prestigious positions Karl holds are Professor of Art for 22 years at East Texas State University and presently Artist-in-Residence at Baylor University, a position he has held for 19 years.

David Dike Estates L.P. is honored to participate in the support of these exhibits and for the opportunity to present selected works of Karl Umlauf to the collecting public.