The San Angelo Art Club (Kendall Art Gallery) is the proud curator of the following permanent collection.
Pieces include works by the following artists:
Dwight C. Holmes
Dwight Holmes was born in Albany, Oregon but moved to Texas when quiet young. He went to high school in Galveston. He then received two degrees in fine arts from Texas Christian University and after graduation became a member of the art department there. He left teaching to serve a five-year apprenticeship to earn membership in the Modelers and Sculptors Society of America. His early Career was in Ft. Worth and then he moved to San Angelo in 1946. He became a member of The San Angelo Art Club in 1947 and remained a member until his death in 1986. He held the office of president in 1954-55 and served as member of the executive board for several years. Holmes enjoyed a broad horizon; his work included designing, sculpting, painting in all mediums, ceramics and gold leafing - he hand carved many of his picture frames. He sold his studio on Sherwood Way after retiring in 1984.
1898 - 1993
Xavier Gonzalez was the nephew of the famed Spanish colorist Jose Arpa. Born in Almeria, Spain, he studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. He joined his uncle at his art school in San Antonio around 1924. In 1931, he joined the faculty at Sophie Newcomb College (later part of Tulane University) in New Orleans. He taught for two summers at the Texas Art Camp in Christoval, Texas. There he developed strong ties with the people and the region that continued throughout his life. Museums that also include his work are San Diego Museum of Art, Georgia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Lowe Art Museum in Coral Gables, Florida, Whitney Museum in New York and the McNay and San Antonio Museums of Art in San Antonio.
Willard Leroy Metcalf
An impressionist painter, Metcalf was born in Massachusetts. He was apprenticed to a wood engraver after he finished high school and went on to study at the Museum School in Boston. He was a prolific painter as well as a magazine illustrator. In 1885, he went to Paris where he studied at the renowned Academie Julien and also painted with Monet. When he returned to the United States, he continued painting and became known as the quintessential painter of New England landscapes. His work is represented in museums throughout America.
Joseph Henry Sharpe
1859 - 1953
Joseph Sharpe studied at the Antwerp (Belgium) Academy of Fine Arts. He returned to the United States in 1882.