Chris Van Winkle

Workshops and Events



Chris Van Winkle passed away on January 23, 2016 after a sudden onset of cancer. Many thanks from the family for the art community’s great outpouring of condolences on Chris’ passing. Caroline and her five sons, Gary, Michael, Chris, Joseph and Ted were sincerely touched by the very kind remarks from the many artists who knew, worked and studied with Chris.


Citrus Community College, Glendora, where Chris taught Watercolor Painting for over thirty years has set up a Scholarship in Chris’ name. For further information about the Scholarship, contact


Citrus College Foundation Office,

Citrus College, 1000 West Foothill Blvd.,  

Glendora, CA 91741

Telephone (626) 914 8825

Dept. email: 




A Retrospective Exhibition of Chris Van Winkle’s Work from 1952 - 2015

National Watercolor Society Gallery

915 South Pacific Ave., San Pedro, CA, 90731


Opening Reception Saturday January 14th, 3:00pm to 6:00pm


Hours of Exhibition Saturdays and Sundays

January 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, 2017

11:00am to 3:00pm



An Exhibition of Chris’s work from 1952 - 2015, from early oils to last watercolors will be held. Chris served as

President of NWS, 2005 - 2007. Under his leadership the NWS Gallery was established.

He taught watercolor at Citrus College, Glendora, CA, for thirty years.


Paintings of some of his students, currently NWS members, will also be shown.


Some of Chris’s unframed paintings will be available for a donation to the NWS Building Fund or

the Citrus College Chris Van Winkle Scholarship Fund.


The Van Winkle family will be at the gallery each day to welcome guests.