biography of Paul Beaver ARNOLD (1918-2012)

Birth place: Taiyuanfu, China

Addresses: Oberlin, OH

Profession: Educator, printmaker, painter

Studied: Oberlin Col, AB, 1940, MA, 1941; Cleveland Inst. Art; Univ. Minn., MFA, 1955.

Exhibited: AWCS, 1942; Portland Soc. A., 1942; Ohio WC Soc., 1943, 1945, 1946; Allen A. Mus., 1946 (solo); Audubon Artists,1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, & 1967; two-man show, Howard Wise Gallery, Cleveland, 1960; May Show, Cleveland Mus., 1961, 1963, 1966; Jersey City State Col, NJ, 1966 (solo); Miami Univ, Oxford, Ohio, 1968 (solo); Jane Haslem Gal., Wash., DC, 1990 (retrospective). Awards: Audubon Artists Medal, 1957.

Member: CAA; Ohio Valley AA; Nat. Assn. Schs. Art (bd. dir.): Mid-America Col. Art Assn.

Work: LOC; Cleveland Mus. Art, Ohio; Seattle Art Mus., Wash.; BMA; Dayton Art Inst., Ohio. Commissions: Color intaglio, Pheasant, Int. Graphic Art Soc., NYC, 1956 & color woodcut, White Peacock, 1957; mural, Gilford Instrument Co., Oberlin, Ohio, 1971.

Comments: Preferred media: woodcut, intaglio. Considered a leading authority on the woodblock printing process, he taught art at Oberlin College for over 40 years (1941-85, also served as dept. chmn.). Traveled extensively throughout Asia and Europe. Other positions: Ford Found. fac. fel. prog., 1951-1952, Great Lakes Cols. Assn. res. grant, 1965-1966. Publications: Illus., General Chemistry, & Laboratory Experiments in General Chemistry, Campbell and Steiner, 1955; co-auth, The Humanities at Oberlin, 1957; auth, Printmaking Today, Lalit Kala Contemp, New Delhi, India, April, 1970.

Sources: WW73; WW47; add'l info. courtesy Jane Haslem Gal., Washington, DC.