St. George and the Dragon, 1988

Ron Hinson
(American, born 1934, died 2019)

Location: Artz-Fox Elementary School, Mabton


St. George and the Dragon is an example of the late artist Ron Hinson's three-dimensional paintings that explore color relationships, texture, surface, and form. The title and imagery in this artwork reference a myth that was represented in art of the European Renaissance (1400-1700). Hinson noted "Unlike most versions, this one is meant to convey a playful feeling and could be thought of as a parody of heroic conflict."

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Mabton School District.


Late Olympia, Washington-based artist and teacher Ron Hinson created abstract, three-dimensional painted constructions.
Born and raised in Ohio, Hinson graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He worked in advertising in New York City before moving to the Pacific Northwest. He taught at South Puget Sound Community College and The Evergreen State College, both in Olympia, Western Washington.

MediumAcrylic on Masonite, wood, and plaster
Dimensions5 ft 3 in x 7 ft 10 in x 21 in
ID NumberWSAC1991.188.000
Acquisition MethodDirect purchase
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencyMabton School District
Artwork LocationArtz-Fox Elementary School
WA CountyYakima
Site TypePublic School
Address805 Washington Street
Mabton, WA 98935
Geo. Coordinates46.215101 | -119.990211
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