December 13, 2007
Bill Jamison was a professional artist for over 50 years, specializing in sculpture and painting. Over the years he had studios in Dallas, Aspen, Pietrasanta, Italy, and California, where he produced works in stone and bronze as well as paintings in different media.
Jamison was born in Texas, raised in the oil fields, where his father worked. He attended Texas Christian University, studying journalism and art. From his studio in Dallas he became a prominent artist of his time there. Moving on he settled in Aspen where he lived and worked for close to 20 years. He was the moving force behind the Aspen public art program. Bill loved Aspen and his studio at “The Barn” where a group of unique individuals carved out a special life semi-hidden on the slope of Aspen Mountain.
Bill Jamison’s sculpture in bronze, granite, quartzite and marble can be seen in public places in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, California and Cedaredge. His work is in many private collections including The Tandy Collection, Ft. Worth, Texas; Catherine Conover, Washington, D.C.; Foush Collection, Bellevue, Wash.; and the R. W. Mattison Collection, Atlanta. Many of his works are with collectors in Aspen.
His humor and wit was expressed in his works and everyday life, but he was serious about the role of the artist in life and he was ready to play the part. He brought gusto to artistic expression. He wanted to be flamboyant and fun and he was.
Bill Jamison died at Horizons Health Care Center on Monday, Dec. 10, 2007. He is survived by his wife, Lucia; daughter, Staci Jamison; son Kelly Jamison; and stepson Nils Heyerdahl.
There are no services scheduled at this time.
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