Born in Texas in 1943 as the son of a military officer, Tony Bass lived in nine states and two foreign countries before the age of eighteen. For college, he returned to Texas where he received his Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts from the University of Texas. He later became an instructor at the University of North Texas and St. Edward’s University, while also creating increasingly complex images in the printmaking medium. After spending a year in Paris, working on a series of etchings for a French publishing company, he returned to Dallas. For the next twelve years he explored new mediums including watercolor, sculpture, and mixed media. All the while his fluid imagery remained in the more figurative realm.
As his work evolved to oil on canvas, he shed his figurative ties for a more abstract, intuitive direction, which he is now pursuing with great enthusiasm. Tony searches constantly for new techniques and has a driven desire to experiment with Art’s limitless boundaries. Mr. Bass has had over 25 one-man shows throughout the last 30 years and is included in numerous corporate and private collections in both the United States and Europe.