William Kalwicks art was greatly influenced by his late father, who was a well-known painter.
Kalwick studied with his father until graduating and then attended the Arts Student League of
New York, where he studied with John Howard Sanden. In 1981, Kalwick spent the next six
years studying in Houston and Italy with artist Lajos Markos.
Kalwicks paintings cover a wide range of subject matter. He is best known for his portraits,
western art, and paintings of indigenous people. His many portrait commissions include Dr. Gail
Gross, Harold Hook, retiring CEO of American General Corp; Reese Jones, international golf
course designer; and Paul Merriman, retiring CEO of Hisco Corp.
His work has been featured on the cover of major art magazines and in articles such as
Southwest Art, Art of the West, and American Artist. Kalwicks paintings hang in collections
throughout North America, Europe, and Latin America.
Some of the many gallery shows and museum exhibitions in which Kalwick participated are:
The Masters of the American West at the Autry Museum in Los Angeles, CA
Prix de West at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK
Briscoe Museum, San Antonio, TX
Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA
Museum of Western Art 36 th Annual Roundup Exhibition, Kerrville, TX
United States Embassy-sponsored solo exhibitions
Jack Meier Gallery, Houston, TX
Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX
Pitzer Fine Art, Wimberley, TX
Marta Stafford Fine Art, Marble Falls, TX
Wilcox Gallery, Jackson, WY