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Fred Holcomb creates landscape paintings in oil with a pronounced sense of movement. Rather than viewing the landscape from a fixed vantage point, as is customary, the viewer feels that he or she is passing through at considerable speed, in some paintings inexorably propelled toward the distant horizon.

Born in Tacoma, WA, Fred Holcomb received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Washington and an MFA in painting from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Holcomb currently resides in Seattle.


1972 Bachelor of Architecture, University of Washington, Seattle, WA          
2006 MFA, Painting, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA 


2013 Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA; Shoreline Community College, Seattle, WA

2011 Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA
2010 Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle , WA
2009 Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA
2008 Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle, WA
2007 Lawrence Gallery, Portland, OR
2006 Panorama Solomon Fine Art, Seattle, WA; Lawrence Gallery, Portland, OR
2005 Evolution Solomon Fine Art, Seattle, WA
2004 Recollections Solomon Fine Art, Seattle, WA
2003 Lawrence Gallery, Portland, OR; Intuitions of Place Solomon Fine Art, Seattle, WA 
2002 Lawrence Gallery, Portland, OR
2001 The One Color Solomon Fine Art, Seattle, WA
1999 Lawrence Gallery, Sheridan, OR
1997 Metropolis Gallery, Seattle, WA
1996 Universal Image Gallery, Kirkland, WA 


2013 “Aqua,” Butters Gallery, Portland, OR

2012 Butters Gallery, Portland, OR

2010-11 "Where God Used to Be," Skagit Valley College, Mt. Vernon, WA, Moses Lake Museum and Art Center, Moses Lake, WA
2009 "2009 Pacific Northwest Art Annual", Adell McMillan Gallery, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
2007 Phinney Center Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2007 Northwest Fine Arts Competition (Best of Show award)
2006 Painted On Lee Center for the Arts, Seattle University, Seattle, WA; Referencing Nature SAM Gallery (Seattle Art Museum), Seattle, WA; Highbeam Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, University of the Arts MFA; Exhibit Rainbow Art Studio, Sitgis (Barcelona), Spain
2005 Nordic Artists Northwest, Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, WA; Off the Wall, Qbix Art Galley, Philadelphia, PA; PONCHO Invitational Fine Art Auction, Seattle, WA; Art For Life, Portland, OR; Invitational charity auction for Cascade Aids Project
2004 In Focus: Seattle Galleries at RSG SAM Gallery (Seattle Art Museum), Seattle, WA
2002 Lawrence Gallery, Sheridan, OR  2000 Shoreline Community College, Seattle, WA 1999 Gallery Juno, New York, NY 1996 Metropolis Gallery, Seattle, WA

Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA; Microsoft Tower, The Bravern Complex, Bellevue, WA; The Polyclinic, Seattle, WA; Fenwick and Woods, Mountain View, CA; Group Health, Seattle, WA

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