Clement Biddle Penrose VII
Community House
P.O. Box 27
New Harmony, Indiana 47631
(812) 682-5019


Pennsylvania State University, State College
Graduate Studies in Painting and Art History
Master of Fine Arts

University of Florida, Gainesville
Graduate Studies in Painting and Art History

University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg
Bachelor of Fine Arts

Professional Experience:

Creative Director
New Harmony Artists' Guild, Inc.
New Harmony, Indiana

Founded and directed all departments of the not-for-profit Guild, including visual arts, music, and theater projects and activities.

Penrose Artworks
Mount Vernon, Indiana

Produce, publish and market fine art works. Design and execute hand-painted signs in all media, including gold leaf, acrylic, oils, and airbrush. Hand painted logos, lettering and graphic murals on customized cars, tractor-trailer rigs, and motorcycles.

Free Lance Commercial Artist
New Orleans, Louisiana

Commissioned for portraits, murals, and renderings of buildings in pen and ink, oil, pastel and watercolor. Designed and illustrated ads for customers, including Popeye’s Fried Chicken and WTIX Radio.

Historic Preservation Photographer
Historic New Harmony
University of Southern Indiana
New Harmony, Indiana

Authenticated historic restoration through documentary photography over 20,000 slides covering 30 job sites.

Instructor/Artist in Residence
Continuing Education Division
University of Evansville
New Harmony, Indiana

Drawing and watercolor instructor

Creative Director/Layout Artist
Custom Media Ad Agency
New Orleans, Louisiana

Produced advertising campaigns in all media for customers such as Mexic Brothers Jewelry and Paneling Factory Outlet. In addition, designed sets for the New Orleans Opera.


Air brush acrylic on aluminum panels, Paul Fisher Gallery
West Palm Beach, Florida, April to May 2009

Watercolors & prints, Evansville Museum of Art
Evansville, Indiana, August to October 2008

Watercolors, Hoosier Salon
New Harmony, Indiana, 2007

Watercolors, oil paintings & prints, Community House
New Harmony, Indiana, 2005

Oil paintings & watercolors, German Heritage Festival
New Harmony, Indiana, 1999

Watercolors, Jerry Baum’s Gallery
New Harmony, Indiana, 1995

Newburgh Gallery
Newburgh, Indiana, 1985

"Beyond the Blue III"
Airbrush, acrylic paintings, Bryant Galleries
New Orleans, LA; Jackson, MS; Dallas, TX, 1985

"Beyond the Blue II"
Airbrush, acrylic paintings, Oreck Gallery
New Orleans, LA, 1985

"Beyond the Blue I"
Airbrush, acrylic paintings, Solo exhibition, Athenaeum exhibition
New Harmony, Indiana, 1981

Watercolors, Risley Gallery
Evansville, Indiana. 1980

Watercolors, Solo exhibition, Wivenhoe Arts Club
Wivenhoe, England, 1979

Watercolors, Solo exhibition, Red Geranium Book Store
New Harmony, Indiana, 1976

Awards and Recognition:

Posey County Arts Festival, Second Prize, Watercolor
Mount Vernon, Indiana, 1976

Annual Student Art Show, Third Prize, Oil Painting
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, 1966

National Collegiate Sculpture Contest, Fifth Prize
Garden of the Patriots, Jackson, Mississippi, 1966

Annual Collegiate Art Exhibition, First Prize, Oil Painting
Mississippi Art Association, Hattiesburg, 1966

Annual Collegiate Art Exhibition, First Prize, Drawing
Mississippi Art Association, Hattiesburg, 1965

Other Professional Activities:

Member and reader for grants for The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana