biography of Isabel Shelton FAIRCHILD (1915)

Birth place: Pittsburgh, PA

Addresses: West Hartford, CT

Profession: Designer, painter

Studied: Carnegie-Mellon Univ., B.A.; Trinity College, M.A.

Exhibited: Assoc. Artists Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mus., 1938; New England Invitational, Trinity College, 1967; Connecticut Acad. Fine Arts, Wadsworth Atheneum, 1969; Connecticut Watercolor Soc., New Britain Mus. Am. Art, 1970; Wiley Gallery, Hartford, CT, 1970s. Awards: oil painting prize, Connecticut Soc. Women Painters, 1955; prize for drawing, Connecticut Acad. Fine Arts, 1959; Sage-Allen Award, Connecticut Watercolor Soc., 1970.

Member: Connecticut Acad Fine Arts (pres., 1971-1972); Connecticut Watercolor Soc. (secretary, 1955-1959); Connecticut Soc. Women Painters (secretary, 1968-1970).

Work: Central Connecticut State College, New Britain; Carnegie Inst., Pittsburgh. Commissions: Design of exhibition areas, Children's Mus., Hartford, CT, 1957; diorama design, Roaring Brook Nature Center, Canton, CT, 1965.

Comments: Preferred medium: watercolors. Positions: delineator, Hartford architect firms, 1945-1960; director, New Britain Mus., 1960-1963. Teaching: instructor of design, Pratt Inst., 1938-1939; instructor of design, Hartford Art School, 1944-1947; professor of art & museum director, Central Connecticut State College, 1964-. Publications: author & illustrator, weekly art column in New Britain Herald, 1961-1963; author, A Review of Islamic Painting, Muslim World, 1970; illustrator, Shade Swamp, 1971.