Vic de Beck Biography

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Victor de Beck (1932- ) Born: Southampton, NY. Studied: San Diego State University. Victor de Beck studied and had workshops with Robert E. Wood, George Post, Gerald Brommer, Dong Kingman, Jade Fon, among others. He received the Society of Western Artist signature award in 1987, thereafter becoming a member of the California Watercolor Association, Watercolor West, American Watercolor Society, and the Watercolor Artists of Sonoma County.

Exhibits: Marin Society of Artists, San Diego Watercolor Society, California Watercolor Association, San Francisco and various sites, Society of Western Art, San Francisco California, Gallery One, Sonoma California, Sonoma Community Center, Watercolor Artists of Sonoma County, Bank of American Headquarters building, San Francisco, Petaluma Art Association and the Terra Linda Art Association.

National and Annual Shows:

San Diego Watercolor Society International National exhibit 2001

California Watercolor Association National exhibit 2000

Watercolor Artists of Sonoma County.


Terra Linda Art Association (Merged with Marin Society of Artist)

California Watercolor Association

Society of Western Artist

Watercolor Artists of Sonoma County

Lila Nicholson Memorial Award

Rich and Jeanne Lamar Memorial Award

Victor de Back watercolors can be found in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and Europe.

"The spontaneous freshness of watercolor is a delight to me as a viewer. As an artist, it is an endless struggle. It is impossible for me to know, as I face a blank white sheet, what the final result will be. I do love the way watercolors flow, blending colors on the paper. The subject takes on a new meaning and direction as I paint, and can be very rewarding." Victor de Beck

Interview with Vic de Beck 2010

California Watercolor