Family and friends of George Woodcock and Marie Bonamici Woodcock are invited to a celebration of George Woodcock’s life October 23, 206 at 2 p.m. at the Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the American Cancer Society.
About Our Friend, Neighbor, and Local Artist, George Woodcock
George Woodcock was born in Detroit, Michigan. Following an early interest in art, he always drew and painted in his spare time, even when working as a draftsman and designer for automobile companies. In 1975 he gave up working for other people to devote his time to art. He opened his studio/gallery, first in Dearborn and later in Northville, Michigan. He and his wife Marie moved to West Stockbrigde, Massachusetts and had a gallery in the Berkshires for 17 years.
Although primarily self-taught, George studied for a period of time with Art Hartman, well-known Michigan landscape artiest, and also attended Art Student’s League in New York, where he studied with Robert Angeloch.
After moving to Portland, George has took courses at the Oregon College of Art and Craft and Portland Community College, and he studied with Dorothy Fitzgerald. He exhibited in national shows, local juried shows, and one-man shows in Portland and at the Enid Mount Gallery in Keizer, Oregon. He was a member of the Oregon Society of Artists, North Clackamas Arts Guild, Beaverton Arts Commission, and the Lake Area Artists. George also taught basic drawing and painting in his studio in Multnomah Village.
George continued to paint at his studio above Fat City Cafe in Multnomah Village until he was diagnosed with cancer. He passed away on the afternoon of October 5, 2016 — and then a rainbow appeared over Portland.