Juggler

  • Biography

    Henri Gadbois (1930 - present)

    1930    Born Houston, Texas St. Joseph’s Hospital
    1947    Ceramic Bowl accepted in the Texas General
    1948    Graduated Lamar High School, Houston, Texas
    Houston Artists Exhibit 1948 to 1960
    1952    Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Houston
    Instructor Museum of Fine Arts, Houston School (Now the Glassel School)

    1952 to 1965:
    “16 Texas Painters” Valley House Gallery, Dallas Texas
    1953    Master of Letters, University of Houston
    Registrar, Business Manager, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
    One-man Exhibit, James Bute Gallery, Houston, Texas
    1954    U.S. Army, Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas, Camp Gordon, Augusta, Georgia
    Archives of American Art, Personal Papers 1954 to 1970
    “Red Tights” Allied Art Purchase Prize, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
    “Clump of Trees, Hermann Park” Western Artists Exhibit, Denver, Colorado
    Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Art Rental Exhibit
    1955    One-Man Exhibit, Herbert Institute, Augusta Georgia
    793 MP Battalion, Nurnberg, Germany
    Studio space at University of Georgia, Furth, Germany
    1956    Married Leila McConnell August 18, 1956
    Art Teacher, Houston Public Schools
    Chaired Exhibit “Contemporary German Graphics” Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
    Exhibit, Men of Art Guild, San Antonio, Texas
    “Landscape-Stuttgart” Flaxman Purchase prize, Houston Artists Exhibit, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
    1957    “Three Tiered Formation”, American Federation of Arts Survey of Texas Painting
    “Illogical Organism” Bute Gallery
    1958    “Budding Stump”, Feldman Collection
    Exhibit, Little Studio, New York, New York
    “Espaliered Burlap” Autumn Show, Delgado Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana
    One-Man Exhibit, Rudi’s Club, Houston, Texas
    Texas Fine Art Association Exhibit, Austin, Texas
    TFAA Circulating Exhibit 1958-1959, San Marcos, Seguin, Corpus Christi, Edinburg, Brownsville, and Kingsville
    “Night Crossing”, Four-man Exhibit Petroleum Club, Houston, Texas
    “Gold Flow” Texas ’58 Circulating Exhibit
    “White Out” Honorable Mention, Houston Artists Exhibit, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
    “Spring”, Terrace Show, Handmakers, Houston, Texas
    “Winter”, “Start With Art” Exhibit, Junior League, Houston, Texas
    1959    One-man Exhibit, Driscoll Gallery, Austin, Texas
    One-man Exhibit, Houston Geophysical Club, Houston, Texas
    Faculty-Student Exhibit, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
    Dallas Art Rental, Dallas, Texas
    “Winter”, Western Artists Exhibit, Denver, Colorado
    “Portrait of a Dress” Junior League, Houston, Texas
    1960    “Field Patterns, Europe” One-man exhibit James Bute Gallery, Houston, Texas
    1961    Instructor Hill Country Arts Foundation 1961 to 197?
    “ Katy Road”, Texas Annual Exhibit, San Antonio Art league Purchase Prize, Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas
    1962    “Field Pattern, Wurzburg” Western Arts Exhibit, Denver Colorado
    One-man Exhibit, St. Luke’s Church, Houston, Texas
    “Mystic Road, Germany” Azalea Trail Exhibit, River Oaks Garden Forum, Houston, Texas
    Art Teacher, Robert E. Lee High School, Houston
    1963    One-man Exhibit, James Bute Gallery, Houston, Texas
    “Landscape at Nysa”, Longview Invitational, Longview, Texas
    1964    Chaired Exhibit “Recent Acquisitions in Houston Collections” Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
    “Plants on the Terrace”, Hill Country Arts Foundation, Ingram, Texas
    “Aspen Mountain”, Junior Service League, Longview, Texas
    “Sunset”, Museum Faculty Show, Music Hall, Houston, Texas
    One-man Exhibit, Houston Baptist College, Houston
    “Two Lemons”, Laguna Gloria Museum, Austin, Texas
    “Sunset”, Longview Invitational, Popular Prize, Longview, Texas
    “Painters and Partners”, Jewish Community Center, Houston, Texas
    “The Point”, St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana
    One-man Exhibit, James Bute Gallery, Houston, Txas
    1966    Opening Exhibition, Dubose Galleries, Houston, Texas
    Art Rental, Laguna Gloria Museum, Austin, Texas
    “Port at Night”, Educational TV, New Orleans
    “The Big Landscape” One-Man exhibit Dubose Gallery
    “Splash of Yellow”, University of Houston Activities Center, Houston, Texas
    “Sun Flowers”, The Houston Club, Houston, Texas
    1969    “Night Frost”, Donated to The Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas
    “Champions #4”, Champions Golf Club
    “Looking Back”, Southwestern Savings and Loan
    “The Ash Tree”, Texas Commerce Bank
    1970    “A Pleasant Place”, Texas Heart Institute
    1971    “Sunset in Peach and Blue”, Petroleum Club of Houston
    1974    “Prelude”, Beaumont Country Club
    “The Lake of the Nymphs”, Bank of Mississippi
    “Livingston Trail”, Hycel, Inc.
    1976    “Water Patterns”, Corpus Christi Cotillion Club
    “Morning Coffee”, Terrace Community Hospital
    1981    “A Christmas Heritage”, River Oaks Bank and Trust
    1984    One Man Exhibit, Imagination Gallery, Kerrville, Texas
    1988    Started making faux food for display at Bayou Bend Yuletide
    1990    Retired from Teaching after 34 year

    Docent, Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    1995    Started Company, Faux Foods, Earthenware Foods in the 18th and 19th Century manner. Suitable for Museum display.
    1998    Early American Life Magazine Top 200 American Craftsmen
    1999    Early American Homes Magazine Top 200 American Craftsmen
    Pineapple Ornament for The White House Christmas Tree
    2004    “17-15, Seventeen Houston Artists 1950-1965” Brazos Project, Houston.