Born in East Hartford, Connecticut, in 1943. After his Mothers untimely death in 1945, he and his father traveled around the country and by the time he started the First Grade in San Antonio, Texas, they had lived in Connecticut, Vermont, Maine, New York, Indiana, Michigan, Tennessee, California and Texas. George spent most of his life in Austin and moved to Bosque County in 1987 where he and his wife Martha live on a ranch near Clifton, in a 1904 Victorian home known as Highview, which is set on the crest of a hill overlooking the Bosque River Valley. The Boutwell’s have two daughters: Valerie 40, and Kimberlee 38; two grandsons: Josh 11 and Brady 7 and one Granddaughter, Kaylee 4. Hobbies and interests include Historic Preservation, old cars, fossil hunting and observation of wildlife and Longhorn Cattle.
George was Art Director for Texas Highways Magazine from 1966 to 1972 and became aware of the diversity of Texas during that time and this awareness has become the focus of his life’s work. George has refused to specialize in one Genre of Art and only limits the scope of his work to Texas. He has been able to make his living exclusively from his Art for 33 Years!
The Boutwell’s former home in Austin won a 1983 Austin Heritage Society Award which was presented at the Governor’s Mansion. George was an appointed member of the Austin Historic Landmark Commission from 1982 to 1985.