George SUMNER Biography

- n/a (Male) Painter United States of America


An amazing artist with a true sense of ecological identity. His paintings are found around the world in various places including art galleries, resorts, as well as public collections like, The Statue of Liberty Museum, The University of Moscow, The University of Hawaii, The Gorbachev Foundation, The Herbert Hoover Institute of Peace at Standford, The United Nations Building in New York, and NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab.

A special intrest for Sumner,which he shares with his wife Donnalei, is in educating children about wildlife and saving our fragile environment.

George Sumner's simple philosopy ..."Share your dreams".

George Sumner is know for promoting environmental causes worldwide. He is an environmental impressionist painter whose unique style, attitude and talent have brought him international acclaim and the opportunity to share his vision with millions of people. His tireless efforts to "Save the Whales" for the last twenty-five years through his vivid imagery has influenced a generation of marine artists and environmentalists. Sumner was born (1940) and raised in San Francisco. He joined the Navy after high school and enjoyed his three-year tour of duty in Southeast Asia (1959-61). After military service he attended C.C.S.F., earning an A.A. in Ornamental Horticulture. He attended the San Francisco Art Institute from 1963-66. In 1967-1974 he worked as a gardener in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. In 1970 he won a city-wide competition to create the official logo for the Golden Gate Park's 100th anniversary. In 1975 he bega his full-time professional art career. Sumner lives in Western Marin County with his beloved wife Donnalei and his step-daughter Megan Lei. He also has a studio in Hanalei BAy, Kauai, where he and his family reside part of each year. His son Sean is currently pursuing a Ph.D at UCLA in Marin Biology.

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