ROBERT GEORGE 1928 - 1999

Robert George was born in Chino, California and is the nephew of master woodworker Sam Maloof. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Redlands and a Master of Fine Arts from Claremont Graduate School. He also studied at Harvard University and in Italy.

For thirty years, George taught art in the Whittier and Pomona Unified School Districts as well as at graduate schools. During that time, he also served as president, curator and trustee of the Chaffey Community Art Association (now CCMA).

George's dominant style was abstract expressionism. His work has been exhibited throughout California including Gump's Gallery in San Francisco. His mosaic work is installed at Our Lady of Assumption in Claremont, California, altar screens at the Methodist Church in Chino, California, and a collection of Nativity Scenes at the Headquarters of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America in Chicago, Illinois.

George was honored by winning many awards during his lifetime.

Click on a thumbnail below to see an enlarged image and start a slide show of his paintings.

Paintings in the Permanent and Robert George Memorial Collections:

Permanent Collection

Signed “Robert George”, lower right
Oil Collage, ” x “, circa
Donation by Kathleen Bernath

Signed  “Robert George”, upper right
Watercolor, 23” x 12”, circa 1950

Oil, 18” x 40”, circa 1964
Donation by Kathleen Bernath

Signed “Robert George”, lower left
Watercolor, 29” x 21”, circa

Untitled Abstract Painting
Oil over Canvas collage, 48” x 60”, no date
2000 gift of the artist’s estate

Robert George Memorial Collection

Signed Robert George, lower left
Watercolor, 28½” x 21”, no date
1999 Gift of the the Artist’s estate

Watercolor, 22” x 28”, no date
1999 gift of the Francis Line Estate

Oval Mat
Signed “Robert George”, lower right
Acrylic, 13” x 18, circa 1962
1983 gift of Kathleen Bernath

Rice Cane
Signed “Robert George”, lower right
Watercolor, 29” x 20”, circa 1973

Spanish Landscape
Acrylic?, 24” x 24”, No Date
1999 Gift of the Artist’s Estate

Untitled Drawing of a Nun (no image available)
Signed Robert George, lower right
Ink on tissue paper, no date
1999 gift of the Francis Line Estate


Events at the Museum

Artist Reception

October 6, 2019 - 2 pm to 4 pm

West End Photo Open (WEPO)
Announcement of Prize Winners at 3 pm

Mid Valley Art League

Imagination in Clay
Richard Perre

2019 Ontario Festival of the Arts

Saturday, October 19, 2019
11 am to 7 pm 
Over 50 participating visual artists
Music and dance performances
Arts Learning and Demonstrations
Mini walking tour of historic buildings
Food trucks and craft beer vendors
Free admission
in the Arts District
217 S. Lemon Ave., Ontario.

Art at Airport

CCMA is managing the public art program at the airport on behalf of the Ontario International Airport Authority and the City of Ontario Community Life & Culture Agency.Artist installations can now be seen in both Terminal 2 and Terminal 4.

Current exhibiting artists are:

Dee Marcellus Cole, Cosme Cordova, Jesus Cruz, Jr., Gina Lawson Egan, Sumi Foley, Cathy Garcia, Karen Karlsson, Sant Khalsa, Denise Kraemer, Steven Long, Cindy Rinne and Larry White.

Life Drawing Session at CCMA

Live model
Sessions are the third Thursday of the month
10 am to 3 pm
$15 -- open to all

 Open Studio at CCMA

Fridays from 11 am – 3 pm
Where artists meet to create and share their artwork in an unstructured environment.

Open Studio at CCMA is a place for artists to come together and create art in the presence of other artists. It is intended to foster creativity, exchange, conversation, encouragement and freedom of artistic expression. All artists are welcome and invited to participate.

Open Studio at CCMA is held every Friday from 11 am to 3 pm. Artists should bring all their own supplies + a sack lunch, drinks and snacks as desired. CCMA will provide a coffee maker, refrigerator and small microwave for the use of participants.
Free for CCMA members
$20 for guests

CCMA in the News

Ontario Connects

View highlights of Sheets, Sheets & Caughman CCMA/OMHA exhibition
Art for Living and Living for Art
by clicking on the title

Joe Blackstock

Inland Valley historian Joe Blackstock visits CCMA to view the nine paintings of the Barbara Line Memorial Collection. Click here to view article.
 IEShineOn, an online source for events and activities in the Inland Empire, featured CCMA. To view the article, click here.

Suzanne Sproul

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin columnist Suzanne Sproul reports on the Sheets, Sheets & Caughman exhibit Art for Living and Living for Art. To view the article, click here. Read about CCMA's 75th anniversary in 2016 by clicking here. 

David Allen
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin columnist David Allen visits CCMA's outdoor sculpture at the front of the museum. The sculpture was created by Fullmer Construction superintendent Gary Rue entirely from materials leftover from construction the parking lot next door. Click here to see a photo and read David's blog.

Trevor Summons

Click here  or click here to read about CCMA
in Trevor Summon's column

Foothills Reader

Click here to read about CCMA
in the Foothills Reader

217 S. Lemon Ave
Ontario, CA 91761-1623

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Thursday through Sunday
noon — 4:00 pm

Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

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