David Webster George, FAIA, a Southlake-based architect, will present a gallery talk in the Kimbell Art Museum’s “Artist’s Eye” series on Saturday, November 3, at 11 a.m. C. D. Dickerson, curator of European art at the Kimbell, will moderate this free program.
George, who apprenticed with Frank Lloyd Wright, has practiced architecture since 1959. George was a supervising architect for the Wright-designed Kalita Humphreys Theater on Turtle Creek Boulevard, Dallas. He credits Wright with teaching him to respect nature and the environment, and this organic approach to architecture is seen in his sensitivity to the landscape in projects such as the Horseshoe Bay resort in Marble Falls, Texas. He has been recognized for his highly influential homes in the Dallas area and for buildings such as the Red Apple Inn in Heber Springs, Arkansas, and the Green Oaks Hotel in Fort Worth.
He was elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) for his significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level. He founded the Architects Partnership of Dallas and is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Texas Society of Architects, and the Dallas Chapter of the AIA. He is also a fellow of Taliesin West, part of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.
“The Artist’s Eye” is an ongoing program moderated by Kimbell staff. It brings artists and architects to the Museum to discuss works in the permanent collection, share the special insights of the practicing professional, and relate older art to contemporary artistic concerns, including their own.