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Name DeWeese, Gennie
Other names Adams, Genevieve
Dates & places of birth and death Born January 10, 1921 in Indianapolis, Indiana
Died November 26, 2007 in Bozeman, Montana
Nationality or Tribal Affiliation American
Occupation Artist, Instructor
1943-44: Instructor for High School and Junior High in Wilmington, Delaware and Hazel Park, Michigan
1950: Instructor for Montana Institute of the Arts in Bozeman
1974-75: Instructor in Elementary Art at Cottonwood School in Bozeman
1977: Guest Artist, MAEA, Chico Hotsprings
1978-1990: brief stints as a Guest Artist for Montana State University
Co-Owner, DeWeese Contemporary Gallery in Bozeman.
Notes All information in this biography comes from the MAM's paper file. In case of information discrepancies or for further information, please contact the MAM Registrar.

ARTIST STATEMENT:
'After moving to the mountains in 1965, I turned from doing Non-Objective and abstract paintings to landscape simply because of being surrounded by visual feasts in all directions. Seasonal changes and time of day lighting offer endless potentials and constant challenges. How to say the most with the least is primary. I am not an innovator, I am an observer.'
- Gennie DeWeese

Publications 1983: Newsweek, October issue, article on Montana artists
1985: Wall Street Journal, article on Western Arts Foundation
1989: Curator, 'Women's Work', Centenniel Exhibition
1989: Illustrations (woodcuts) for Corona Magazine, Volume I
1990: Illustrations (woodcuts) for 'Hamlet's Planets' by Lynda Sexson
1992: Illustration, cover painting for 'Trees Call for What They Need' by Melissa Kwasny
Relationships Married to Robert (Bob) DeWeese.
Children Cathie, Jan, Tina, Gretchen and Josh.
Places of residence 1921-1934: Indianapolis, Indiana; St. Louis, Missouri; Grosse Pointe, Michigan
1934-1942: Columbus, Ohio (Ohio State University)
1942-1949: brief residencies in Wilmington, Delaware; New York City; Battle Creek, Michigan; Detroit, Michigan; Iowa City, Iowa; Lubbock, Texas
1949: moved to Bozeman
1965: built home in Cottonwood Canyon, south of Bozeman
Role Artist
Titles & Honors 1990: Juror's Award and Northern Lights Award in MAM exhibition, 'Environmental Impact Statements'
1990: Bozeman Senior High School christens the Robert and Gennie DeWeese Gallery
1993: 'Printmaker of the Year' award from Billings Print Club
1995: Governor's Award for the Arts
1995: Honorary Doctorate for Arts and Architecture from Montana State University
The DeWeeses and a small group of modernist painters working in the state in the 1950s are credited with introducing Montana to modern art.
Education 1942: B.F.A. from Ohio State University
1943: Secondary Teaching Certificate from Montana State University
1960-61: Graduate work at Montana State University

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