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Hugh Greer


Artist Biography

Hugh graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in industrial design. He worked over forty years in the architectural field. Hugh’s work in painting is based on his formal training as an architectural delineator, but he is always open to new avenues to accomplish a consistent end result.

Mr. Greer’s most recent honor is Winner of the 2006 Arts for the Parks Mini-100 Grand Prize for his painting of the Harry S. Truman house in Independence, Missouri titled “The Buck Stops Here.” In 2004, Hugh won an Award of Merit from the Estes Park Plein Air Painting the Parks competition. The Fine Art of Living Well Regional Show awarded Hugh the People’s Choice Award and the Clifford Stone Award of Merit for his painting “Soft Autumn.” In October, the 35th Annual Art Awards sponsored by the Arts Council (Wichita, Kansas), presented Hugh with their Excellence in the Arts “Individual Artist” Award for 2004. In September 2003, Hugh won the Grand Prize at Arts for the Parks Top 100, an International competition. In 2002, Hugh was the winner for Region III in the Arts for the Parks competition and the People’s choice award for the same painting. He won Best of Show, “Art from the Heartland 2001,” and Best of Show, “Kansas 8 State Watercolor Exhibition 2000.”

He is the author of two books. “Hugh Greer Missouri to New Mexico,” published in 1997, is a sampling of Hugh’s art with verse by Cathy Bolon Stephenson and Acrylic Landscape Painting Techniques, published in 2001, is a “how to” book for artists interested in improving their skills.

Hugh Greer graduated from the University of Kansas. He now resides in Wichita, Kansas.


2015 The Louise C. Nemeth Memorial Award “National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic” Salmagundi Club New York
2014 The Elizabeth Erlanger Memorial Award “National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic” Salmagundi Club New York
2013 First Place: Great Plains Nature Center’s “Art on the Trail 2013”
2012 Best of Show: “Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition 2012”
2012 First Place: “Missouri Watercolor Society’s National Members’ Invitational 2012”
2010 Best of Show: “Watercolor Missouri National 2010”
2006 Grand Prize: “2006 Arts for the Parks Mini 100” (Jackson Hole)
2003 Grand Prize: “2003 Arts for the Parks” (Jackson Hole)
2002 Winner: “2002 Arts for the Parks Region III” (Jackson Hole)
2001 Best of Show: “Art from the Heartland 2001”
2000 Best of Show: “Kansas 7 State Watercolor Exhibition 2000”