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    Bill Cummins Retrospective

    Presented by Manitou Art Center at Manitou Art Center

    January 17 - March 15, 2014


    Bill Cummins Retrospective

    The Manitou Art Center will showcase a retrospective into the life and works of Bill Cummins, whose 70+ year career in visual art includes a body of work that numbers in the thousands. The show will kick off with an opening on Friday, January 17.

    “I was fortunate to find my calling in life at the tender age of seven and one-half years. Before that, I was just another playboy. At that time, it so happened that there was in a magazine advertisement a line drawing of an old man's face full of wrinkles. The image struck me so powerfully that I was impelled to copy it. Having done so, I was hooked on art for life, especially drawing. Now after seven and one-half decades of many wondrous art adventures, I am the old man with the face full of wrinkles that I saw so long ago...and I like it.” ---Bill Cummins



    Born 1929, Santa Monica, California. Grew up in New York City where he became interested in cartooning. Attended the High School of Industrial Art, graduating at the head of his class. Military service, 1948 to 1952. Began a career in commercial art as an apprentice in an advertising art studio. Worked in production, design, art direction and illustration over a forty year period. During this time, did fine art evenings, weekends, etc., but exhibitions rarely. Retired in 1991 and moved to Colorado to work full time at fine art. Currently resides in Old Colorado City with his artist wife, Linda

    Manitou Art Center

    513 Manitou Avenue
    PO Box 88034
    Manitou Springs, CO 80829

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    Phone: 231-7202

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