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George Marlowe
San Pedro, CA

About the Artist

Self-taught artist, George Marlowe feels the drive to create art on a daily basis. Whether it is clay, acrylic work on paper, collage, assemblage, photography, or wood sculpture, the art-making process is essential to his daily life.

George comes from a creative family. His father was a band leader, his brother was a piano player and arranger and his mother taught ceramics, music and dance. Not surprisingly, art has been central to his life, both professionally and personally, since childhood.

Hardly a day goes by when he doesn’t feel the need to create. Some days it’s a clay masq…

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About the Artist

Self-taught artist, George Marlowe feels the drive to create art on a daily basis. Whether it is clay, acrylic work on paper, collage, assemblage, photography, or wood sculpture, the art-making process is essential to his daily life.

George comes from a creative family. His father was a band leader, his brother was a piano player and arranger and his mother taught ceramics, music and dance. Not surprisingly, art has been central to his life, both professionally and personally, since childhood.

Hardly a day goes by when he doesn’t feel the need to create. Some days it’s a clay masque, on others, it’s an acrylic work on paper, on others it’s doing a resin casting or creating a collage or an assemblage. When he leaves the house he nearly always takes his camera with him, keeping his eye out for something that might turn into something special… even if that something is nothing more than a fence post behind a house. For George it’s all about the process and the work.

Most “real world” jobs don’t provide artists with opportunities to express their creativity. So he counts himself as lucky; his business/artistic career began in the 1970’s and included developing art and craft products for Mattel, Ceramichrome and the art and craft division of General Mills. At Ceramichrome, George had the honor of working with some of the finest and most highly regarded ceramists in the world, it was a priceless education.

George was re-introduced to ceramics in the late 1980’s. A friend, who was taking a ceramics class at a local recreation center, suggested he join her; “it would be fun… and you could use some fun!” It was there he created his first two masques and knew that he had found his calling.

In 2009 George returned to another one of his early loves, photography. Most of his photographs depict things we walk past, see and take for granted every day but when photographed the right way reveal themselves to be surprisingly artful. In some instances, he digitally manipulate the photos to create work that emulates the colorful and whimsical nature of his ceramic masques. In recent years George also created a series of abstract acrylic works on watercolor paper that he calls “Patterns.” (First worked in that medium in the early 1960’s, but much of what he then created was lost in the Montecito, California fire of 1979.) More recently, George embarked on another art form that excited him, collage. George was inspired by the work of Trinidad artist Robert Mackie, who has personally played a significant role in expanding George’s artistic horizons in collage, assemblage and cloisonne. George has created collages and assemblages with paper, corrugated, metal, wood, leather and veneer. He is also very excited by one of his latest interests, cloisonne and has created initial pieces in that medium.

As you’ve probably figured out by now, George has never stopped looking for new and exciting ways to express his creativity. He recently began to work on a series of large wood-knot sculptures that are currently being exhibited at the Shannon Colburn Gallery on Robertson Boulevard in Beverly Hills, California.

Artist’s Work

Print museum techno 1
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Print Museum Techno #1

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Print museum techno 2
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Print Museum Techno #2

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Print museum techno 3
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Print Museum Techno #3

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Print museum techno 4
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Print Museum Techno #4

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Print museum techno 5
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Print Museum Techno #5

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Print museum techno 7
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Print Museum Techno #7

By George Marlowe

Industrial plumbing techno 1
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Industrial Plumbing Techno 1

By George Marlowe

Industrial plumbing techno 2
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Industrial Plumbing Techno 2

By George Marlowe

Industrial plumbing techno 3
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Industrial Plumbing Techno 3

By George Marlowe

In case of fire break glass
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In Case of Fire Break Glass

By George Marlowe

Kawasaki techno 1
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Kawasaki Techno 1

By George Marlowe

Kawasaki techno 2
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Kawasaki Techno 2

By George Marlowe

Honda techno 3
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Honda Techno 3

By George Marlowe

Cycle wheel techno
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Cycle Wheel Techno

By George Marlowe

Harley techno 4
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Harley Techno #4

By George Marlowe

Expensive techno bikes
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Expensive Techno Bikes

By George Marlowe

A psychedelic walk on graffiti beach
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A Psychedelic Walk on Graffiti Beach

By George Marlowe

A day at the fair
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A Day at the Fair

By George Marlowe

And now for something a little different
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And Now for Something a Little Different

By George Marlowe

Fine wine 2
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Fine Wine 2

By George Marlowe

Mother load
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Mother Load

By George Marlowe

Rhapsody in black 1
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Rhapsody in Black #1

By George Marlowe

Rhapsody in black 2
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Rhapsody in Black #2

By George Marlowe

Rhapsody in black 3
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Rhapsody in Black #3

By George Marlowe

Rhapsody in black 4
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Rhapsody in Black #4

By George Marlowe

Corr u gated ii
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Corr-U-Gated II

By George Marlowe

Metalica black white
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Metalica Black & White

By George Marlowe

Modern totem 1
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Modern Totem 1

By George Marlowe

Peacocks 1
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Peacocks 1

By George Marlowe

Bird of paradise 1
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Bird of Paradise 1

By George Marlowe

Broken heart 2
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Broken Heart

By George Marlowe

Big bang theory 1
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Big Bang Theory 1

By George Marlowe

Banana bud 5
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Banana Bud 5

By George Marlowe

Pressing engagement
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Pressing Engagement

By George Marlowe

Tired
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Tired

By George Marlowe

Cactus flower
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Cactus Flower

By George Marlowe

Green garage door
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Green Garage Door

By George Marlowe

Workbench
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Workbench

By George Marlowe

Horsetails 1
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Horsetails 1

By George Marlowe

Cacti 2
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Cacti 2

By George Marlowe

1950s retro rainbow
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1950's Retro Rainbow

By George Marlowe

1950s retro rainbow 2
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Flagship

By George Marlowe

Aerial view
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Aerial View

By George Marlowe

The bubble machine
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The Bubble Machine

By George Marlowe

Organism 1
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Organism 1

By George Marlowe

Forbidden fruit 1
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Forbidden Fruit 1

By George Marlowe

Lantern festival 1
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Lantern Festival 1

By George Marlowe

Patternsseries ii 2
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Patterns/Series II - #2

By George Marlowe

Patternsseries ii 3
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Patterns/Series II - #3

By George Marlowe

Patternsseries ii 4
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Patterns/Series II - #4

By George Marlowe

Patternsseries ii 5
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Patterns/Series II - #5

By George Marlowe

Patternsseries ii 6
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Patterns/Series II - #6

By George Marlowe

Patternsseries ii 7
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Patterns/Series II - #7

By George Marlowe

Patternsseries iii 8 2
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Patterns/Series II - #8

By George Marlowe

Patternsseries ii 9
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Patterns/Series II - #9

By George Marlowe

Patternsseries iii 10 2
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Patterns/Series II - #10

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Patternsseries iii 11 2
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Patterns/Series II - #11

By George Marlowe

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Patterns/Series II - #12

By George Marlowe

Patternsseries iii 1
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Patterns/Series III - #1

By George Marlowe

Patternsseries iii 2
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Patterns/Series III - #2

By George Marlowe

Patternsseries iii 3
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Patterns/Series III - #3

By George Marlowe

Patternsseries iii 4
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Patterns/Series III - #4

By George Marlowe

Patternsseries iii 5
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Patterns/Series III - #5

By George Marlowe

Patternsseries iii 6
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Patterns/Series III - #6

By George Marlowe

Patternsseries iii 7
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Patterns/Series III - #7

By George Marlowe

Patternsseries iii 8
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Patterns/Series III - #8

By George Marlowe

Patternsseries iii 9
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Patterns/Series III - #9

By George Marlowe

Patternsseries iii 10
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Patterns/Series III - #10

By George Marlowe

Patternsseries iii 11
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Patterns/Series III - #11

By George Marlowe

Selected Exhibitions

  • CA101
    Redondo Beach, California, 2018
  • Shockboxx Gallery
    Hermosa Beach, California, 2018
  • CA101
    Redondo Beach, California, 2017
  • CA101
    Redondo Beach, California, 2016
  • CA101
    Redondo Beach, California, 2015
  • CA101
    Redondo Beach, California, 2014
  • CA101
    Redondo Beach, California, 2013
  • Torrance Artists Guild
    Torrance, California, 2012
  • Dysonna City Art Gallery
    Los Angeles, California, 2012
  • El Segundo Art Association
    El Segundo, California, 2011
  • Pegaso Gallery
    Los Angeles, California, 2010
  • Gallery Rodeo
    Beverly Hills, California, 2010

Press and Accolades

  • The Guild Sourcebook of Craft Artists
    1991 Edition
  • American Art Collectors Magazine
    March 2011
  • Hermosa Beach Herald Newspaper
    January 2018