George Krause was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1937 and attended the Philadelphia College of Art on a scholarship. He received the first Prix de Rome and the first Fulbright-Hayes Fellowship ever awarded to a photographer, two Guggenheim Fellowships and three grants from National Endowment for the Arts. In 1993 he was the first photographer selected Texas Artist of the Year. Krause’s photographs are found in the world’s major museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the Library of Congress, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris. In 1999 he retired from the University of Houston, where in 1975 he founded the photography program, and now lives in Wimberley, Texas with seven cats.
“My work explores a land that is bordered on the one side by the ‘real’ imagery of photography and on the other in the world of fantasy, bridged with a touch of humor”
His web site address is www.georgekrause.com.