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Manuel Izquierdo    Images  |  Bio

Born 1925, Madrid, Spain (came to America in 1942)
Died 2009, Portland, Oregon

EDUCATION

Museum Art School, BFA, Portland, OR 1951
Studied lithography, etching, silkscreen under William Givler and Louis Bunce 1947-1951
Apprentice to sculptor Frederick Littman, Portland, OR 1945-1950
Studied woodcutting and engraving with Lloyd Reynolds, Portland, OR 1947

AWARDS

Governor’s Award for the Arts, State of Oregon 1991
First National Bank of Oregon, Portland, OR, Award 1975
Santa Barbara Art Museum, Santa Barbara, CA, Award 1958, 1963
Norman Davis Purchase Award, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA 1961
Oregon Chapter, AIA, Fine Arts Award 1961
Mr. and Mrs. Henry F. Cabell Award, Oregon Ceramic Studio, Portland, OR 1953
Urban League, Equal Opportunity Award, Portland, OR

ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

“Manuel Izquierdo: Myth, Nature, and Renewal,” Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, OR 2013
“Manuel Izquierdo: Works on Paper,” Hallie Ford Print Study Center, Willamette University, Salem, OR 2012-2013
“Manuel Izquierdo: Maquettes and Small Sculptures,” Hallie Ford Study Gallery, Willamette University, Salem, OR 2012-2013
“Manuel Izquierdo: Seven Decades Paperworks,” Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR 2011
“Manuel Izquierdo Memorial Exhibition,” The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR 2009
The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR 1986, 1992, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2005
“Shepherds,” Manuel Izquierdo Gallery, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR 1999
Lynn McAllister Gallery, Seattle, WA 1987, 1988
“Drawing Retrospective,” Salem Art Association, Salem, OR 1988
Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA 1985
Fountain Gallery of Art, Portland, OR 1975, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984
Oranges/Sardines, Los Angeles, CA 1982
Portland State University, Portland, OR 1981
Catlin Gabel School, Portland, OR 1981
Governor’s Ceremonial Office, State Capitol, Salem, OR 1981
Rogue Art Gallery, Medford, OR 1979
Corvallis Art Association, Corvallis, OR 1975, 1978
Wentz Gallery, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR 1976
Statewide Services, University of Oregon Museum of Art 1969
Southwest Community College, Coos Bay, OR 1968
Westhills Fellowship, Portland, OR 1968
Ten Year Retrospective, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR 1967
Ceye Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 1962
Image Gallery, Portland, OR 1961
New Gallery of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR 1960
Artist Gallery, Seattle, WA 1958
College of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA 1957
Reed College, Portland, OR 1955, 1956, 1958
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR 1952, 1958

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

“On the Edge: Pacific Northwest Art from the Permanent Collection,” Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Salem, OR 2012
“Artists of Oregon: 1940s to the Present,” Central Oregon Community College, Bend, OR 2012
“Sahlin Foundation Collection,” Jundt Art Museum, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA 2011-2012
“Collecting for the Future: The Safeco Gift and New Acquisitions,” Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA 2011-2012
“New Gifts and Acquisitions/Collection Selections Two,” Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA 2011
“Early Northwest Artists: Works from Private Collections,” The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR 2011
The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010
“Celebrating PNCA at 100: An Exhibition of Alumni Artists,” The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR 2009
“PNCA at 100,” Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR 2009
“Lasting Legacies: The First 75 Years,” Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 2009
“Making Merry: The Circus and Carnival in Graphic Art,” Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR 2008-2009
“Art Beat,” Helzer Gallery, Portland Community College, Portland, OR 2007
“20th Anniversary Group Show,” The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR 2006
“Early Northwest Artists,” The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR 2006
“This Bountiful Place: Art About Agriculture~The Permanent Collection,” Oregon Historical Society
and Oregon State University 2006
“Correspondence?” Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR 2003
“After,” Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR (invitational) 2002
“Big Blocks,” Northview Gallery, Portland Community College, Portland, OR 2002
“The Visual Chronicle of Portland (A Timeline Tour),” North View Gallery, Portland Community College,
Portland, OR 2001
“Early Works by Oregon Artists, The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR 2000
Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition, Bellevue, WA 1998
“Sculpture Exposition,” Clackamas Community College, Molalla, OR 1998
“Prints and Drawings,” The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR 1998
“Notes From All Over: Messages From The Interior,” Hoffman Gallery, Oregon College of Art and Craft,
Portland, OR 1997
“Manuel Izquierdo/ John R. Stahl, ”Cannon Beach Art Association, Cannon Beach, OR 1996
Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR 1995
“Carved and Incised: Contempory Block Prints,” Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, WA 1995
“Mountain High X,” Timberline Lodge, Mt. Hood, OR 1995
“Jet Dreams: Art of the Fifties in the Northwest,” Tacoma Art Museum, WA 1995
“Portland Collects,” Portland Art Museum, OR 1993
“Then and Now: Work by Artists Represented in the Permanent Collection,” Salem Art Assn, Salem, OR 1993
“Visiting Artists Series,” Art Center, Clatsop Community College, Astoria, OR 1993
“Northwest Art: A Narrative/Figurative View,” Valley Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA 1993
Maveety Gallery, Portland, OR 1992
Heathman Hotel, Portland, OR 1992
“Oregon Biennial,” Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR 1991
Northwest Print Council Print Portfolio, traveling exhibition 1989
“Forty Oregon Printmakers,” Oregon State Arts Commission (catalogue) 1988
“Northwest Artists,” Lynn McAllister Gallery, Seattle, WA 1986
Pacific Northwest College of Art 75th Anniversary Portfolio, Wentz Gallery, Portland, OR 1985
Mt. Hood Community College, Art Mall Gallery, Gresham, OR 1980, 1983
Lower Columbia College, Longview, WA 1983
Northwest Prints Inaugural Exhibition of the Northwest Print Council (traveled one year) 1982
Invitational Sculpture Exhibition, Fountain Gallery, Portland, OR 1982
Wesleyan International Exhibition of Prints and Drawings, Wesleyan College, Macon, GA 1980
“Regional Photography and Printmaking,” traveling exhibition, The Evergreen State College,
Olympia, WA 1979-1980
Print Exhibition, Fountain Gallery, Portland, OR 1979
Yellowstone Print Club Invitational Show, Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, MT 1978
Northwest Sculptors, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 1975
Sculpture Invitational, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA 1975
Sculpture for Public Places, Portland Art Museum, OR 1974
Art of the Pacific Northwest, National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C 1973-1974
Summer Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Portland Art Museum, OR 1971
Artists Equity Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Portland, OR 1968
Westhills Fellowship, Portland, OR 1968
Artists West of the Mississippi, Denver Art Museum, CO
Sculpture Invitational, Erb Memorial Student Union, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 1965-1967
Pacific Coast Invitational, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA 1963
Ceye Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 1962
Image Gallery, Portland, OR 1962
New Gallery of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR 1960
Artists of Oregon, Ruthmore Gallery, San Francisco, CA 1959
Oregon Centennial Paintings and Sculpture, Portland, OR 1959
National Ceramic Sculptural Invitational, Oregon Ceramic Studio, Portland, OR 1958

COMMISSIONS

Catholic Center, Portland, OR
Department of Corrections, State of Oregon, Salem, OR
Esco Corporation, Portland, OR
Far West Federal Bank, Portland, OR
Far West Federal Bank, Tacoma, WA
Harsch Investment Corp., Portland, OR
Metropolitan Arts Commission, Portland, OR
Oregon Centennial Forestry Pavilion, A.I.A. Pavilion, Oregon Centennial, 1959
NIKE, Portland, OR
Northwest District Association, Portland, OR
One Main Place Building Lobby, Portland, OR
Oregon Dental Services Plaza, Portland, OR
Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR
Portland Development Commission, Portland, OR
Pettygrove Square, City of Portland, OR
Schnitzer Family Center, Temple Beth Israel, Portland, OR
St. Mary’s Catholic High School, Portland, OR
St. Philip Neri Church, Portland, OR
Summit View Fountain, Portland, OR
Tacoma Art Muserum, Tacoma, WA
U.S. National Bank, Baker, OR
U.S. National Bank, Salem, OR
Urban League, Equal Opportunity Award, Portland, OR
Vancouver Library, Vancouver, WA
Wallace Park, Portland, OR
Winkler Development, Portland, OR

COLLECTIONS

Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID
Cannon Beach Arts Association, Canon Beach, OR
Catholic Center, Portland, OR
City of Portland, Metropolitan Arts Commission, OR
City of Portland, Parks Department, OR
Civic Auditorium, Portland, OR
Claremont Resort Hotel, Oakland, CA
Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR
Department of Corrections, State of Oregon
Erb Memorial Union, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Esco Corporation, Portland, OR
Far West Federal Bank. Portland, OR
Far West Federal Bank, Tacoma, WA
Metropolitan Arts Commission, Portland, OR
Federal Reserve Bank, San Francisco, CA
First National Bank of Oregon, Portland, OR
Jundt Art Museum, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, OR
Harsch Investment Corp., Portland, OR
Henry Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Mentor Graphics, Portland, OR
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA
Northwest District Association, Portland, OR
One Main Place, Portland, OR
Oregon Dental Services, Portland, OR
Oregon College of Education, Monmouth, OR
Oregon State Capitol Art Collection, Salem, OR
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR
Pihas, Schmidt & Westerdahl, Portland, OR
Philadelphia Art Museum, PA
Portland Art Museum, OR
Portland Community College, Portland, OR
Portland Development Commission, Portland, OR
Port of Portland, Portland, OR
Portland State University, OR
Reed College, Portland, OR
Rochester Art Museum, NY
Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA
Safeco Corporation, Seattle, WA
Santa Barbara Art Museum, CA
Schnitzer Family Center, Temple Beth Israel, Portland, OR
Seattle Art Museum, WA
St. Mary’s Catholic High School, Portland OR
St. Philip Neri church, Portland, OR
Stoel, Rives, Boley, Jones & Grey, Portland, OR
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
Tonkon, Torp, Galen, Marmaduke & Booth, Portland, OR
University of Oregon Museum of Art, Eugene, OR
University of Portland, OR
U.S. National Bank, Baker, OR
U.S. National Bank, Portland, OR
Vancouver Library, Vancouver, WA
Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
Winkler Development, Portland, OR

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Professor of Art, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR 1951-1997
Visiting Professor, University of California at Davis 1982
Instructor, Portland State University, Portland, OR 1974
Instructor, Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR 1956-1960
Artist-in-Residence, Reed College, Portland, OR 1954-1956
Member of The Metropolitan Arts Commission 1987-88

PUBLICATIONS

“Art Notes: Artist Izquierdo’s Work Shown at Willamette,” The Register-Guard, November 22, 2012, p. D2
Motley, John, “’Prismatic Sun’ Shines as November Shows Roll In,” The Oregonian, October 26, 2012, A&E p. 29
Hull, Bonnie, “The Manuscript Arrives!!!,” On the Way, October 24, 2012, online
Hull, Bonnie, “Living the Creative Life: John Stahl,” On the Way, July 15, 2012, online
“Artists of Oregon: 1940s to the Present,” Cascade A & E: Art & Culture in Central Oregon, Vol. 17 Issue 4,
April 2012, p. 18
Hull, Bonnie, “Manuel Izquierdo in the 1980’s,” On the Way, March 31, 2012, online
Hull, Bonnie, “The Amazing Way Life Is. . .,” On the Way, March 15, 2012, online
Hull, Bonnie, “Manuel Izquierdo. . .detective work. . .,” On the Way, March 13, 2012, online
“Art & Conversation,” Portal, Portland Art Museum Magazine, Vol 1, Issue 2, January 2012, p. 39
Laing-Malcolmson, Bonnie. Manuel Izquierdo Paperworks, Portland Art Museum, exhibition brochure, 2011, illus.
“One Artist’s Legacy On Paper,” Portal, Portland Art Museum Magazine, Vol. 1, Issue 1, October 2011, p. 11
“A Collection Transformed,” Inside,Whatcom Museum Members’ Magazine, Vol 8 No 1, Winter 2011, pp. 4-5, 8
Atiyeh, Meagan. Art of the Time: Oregon’s State Capitol Art Collection (Oregon Arts Commission, Salem, OR) 2011
Hicks, Bob, “Collision of Art and Politics,” The Oregonian, April 18, 2011, page B1-B2
Inside, Whatcom Museum Members’ Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 2, Spring 2011, cover image, credit p. 2
Row, D.K. “Northwest Art Curator Chosen: The Portland Art Museum picks Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson,”
The Oregonian, August 7, 2010, pp. C1, C8
Hicks, Bob, “Izquierdo’s Legacy Revealed,” The Oregonian, December 11, 2009, A&E, pp. 2 and 18- 20
Cantor, Allyn, “Manuel Izquierdo: 1925-2009--Memorial Exhibition,” Preview, Nov/Dec/Jan, 2009/10, p. 76
Row, D.K. “’He did what artists are supposed to do: Manuel Izquierdo, 1925-2009,” The Sunday Oregonian,
July 26, 2009, p. O3
Row, D.K. “Art world figure Manuel Izquierdo dies at 86,” The Oregonian, July 17, 2009, www.oregonlive.com
Johnson, Barry, “’PNCA at 100’: Don’t be so surprised that it’s so juicy,” The Oregonian, www.OregonLive.com,
June 16, 2009
Row, D.K. “PNCA at 100 celebrates arts, scene’s affinities,” The Sunday Oregonian, June 14, 2009, pp. O1, O3
“PNCA at 100,” Portland Art Museum Members’ Magazine, Summer 2009, pp. 2-3
Speer, Richard, “100 Years of PNCA: Portland, Oregon celebrates an art school whose DNA
is interwoven with its own,” art ltd, May/June 2009, pp. 32-35
Cantor, Allyn, “Making Merry: The Circus in Graphic Art,” Preview, Nov/Dec/Jan, 2008/09, p. 74
“Making Merry: The Circus and Carnival in Graphic Art,” Portland Art Museum Members’ Magazine, Fall 2008 /
Winter 2009, p. 9, print illustration
Kangas, Matthew, “Manuel Izquierdo: A Vigorous Elegance,” Relocations: Selected Art Essays and Interviews,
New York, New York: Midmarch Arts Press, 2008, pp. 306-309
Redden, Jim, “PNCA’s Next Move,” Portland Tribune, April 1, 2008, pp. A1, A4-A5
Row, D.K., “Portland Community College’s Art Beat,” The Oregonian, February 16, 2007, A&E, p. 39
Keefer, Bob, “The Collector: For the namesake of the UO museum, art is a way of life,” Eugene Register-
Guard, August 17, 2006, pp. B1, B3
Curtis, Shelley, This Bountiful Place: Art About Agriculture ~ The Permanent Collection, College of
Agricultural Sciences, Oregon State University, 2006, color catalogue, p. 21
Curtis, Shelley, “Art About Agriculture: A Retrospective,” Oregon Historical Quarterly, Summer 2006,
Volume 107, Number 2, p. 278-289
Row, D.K. “Shows of Note: Mel Katz, Jun Kaneko and Manuel Izquierdo,” The Oregonian, A & E,
August 26, 2005, p. 28
Ten Woodcuts by Manuel Izquierdo published in Northwest Review, Vol. 41, #3, September 2003, p. 53
“Harlequin” linocut by Manuel Izquierdo published in Zyzzyva, the last word: west coast writers & artists,
Vol. XIX, No. 1, Spring 2003, p. 60
Haught, Nancy, “Quiet Places,” The Oregonian, September 10, 2000, pp. L1, L15
Row, D.K., “Izquierdo on Izquierdo,” The Oregonian, September 16, 199, P. D18
Bellevue Arts Commission, Outdoor Exhibition, Downtown Park, Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition,
Bellevue, WA, 1998, catalogue
Allan, Lois, Contemporary Printmaking in the Northwest, Craftsman House, Sydney, Australia, 1997
Rennie, Doug, “City Beckons: Stray Awhile,” The Oregonian, March 28, 1997, p. 9
“Feature,” Oregon Symphony, January 5-28, 1997, cover illustration and artist profile, p. 25
Ellison, Victoria, “3-D Calligraphy from a Master Sculptor,” The Oregonian, November 29, 1997, p. 64
“Laura Russo Gallery,” Our Town, November 4, 1996, p. 15
Kangas, Matthew, “Vigorous Elegance,” Manuel Izquierdo: Recent Sculpture, 1996
Friedman, Ann, “Carving a Niche,” The Bellingham Herald, August 11, 1995, pp. C1, C2
Johns, Barbara, Jet Dreams, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA, exhibition catalogue, University
of Washington Press, Seattle, WA 1995
Love, Glen A., The World Begins Here: An Anthology of Oregon Short Fiction, Oregon State University Press, 1993
Weinstein, Joel, “Izquierdo Transforms Woodcuts into Fantasy,” The Oregonian, February 2, 1993
Manuel Izquierdo: Woodcuts 1955-1992, The Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR, 1992 exhibition catalogue,
Foreward by Gordon W. Gilkey, 1992
Gragg, Randy, “Galleries,” The Oregonian, December 20, 1992
Gragg, Randy, “Laura Russo Gallery,” The Oregonian, December 2, 1992
Domini, John, “Tides of Change: Art of the Pacific Northwest, ” Antiques & Fine Art, September/October,1991, pp. 101, 104, 105
Barry Debby, “Manuel Izquierdo, Point of Reference,” NW Gallery Art Magazine, March/April, 1990
Johnson, Aaron, “Double Takes, ” The Oregonian, NW Magazine, April 16, 1989,
Chieger, Bob, “Public Art Northwest.” Northwest Examiner, July 1987, p. 26
Johnson, Barry, “Critic’s Choice,” The Oregonian, 1986
Johnson, Barry, “Critic’s Choice: A&E,” The Oregonian, 1986
Guenther, Bruce, The Fountain Gallery of Art 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Portland, OR, 1986
“It Just Parachuted In,” The Oregonian, April, 1987
Guenther, Bruce, 50 Northwest Artist’s, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA, 1983
Burress, Charles, “A Touch of Northwest Class at The Claremont,” The Oregonian, July 13, 1983



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