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biography of Chester Dixon SNOWDEN (1900-?)

Birth place: Elgin, TX

Addresses: Houston, TX

Profession: Painter, illustrator, teacher, writer

Studied: Univ. Texas; CUA Sch.; ASL; Boardman Robinson; Walter J. Duncan; Harry Sternberg; Grand Central Art Sch.; Richard Art Sch., Los Angeles.

Exhibited: Mus. FA Houston, 1935-37, 1938 (prize), 1939 (prize), 1940-45, 1946 (prize), 1954 (prize), 1955 (prize); Corcoran Gal. biennial, 1941; Southwest Texas Exh., 1946, and prior; Texas General; Laguna Gloria Mus., Austin, TX; Elisabet Ney Mus., Austin; Junior Lg., Houston, 1952 (solo). Awards: prizes, Art Lg. of Houston, 1953, 1955; Beaumont Mus. Art, 1958.

Member: SSAL.

Comments: Illustrator: Shafts of Gold," 1938; "Children of Hawaii," 1939; "Ape of Heaven"; "Half Dark Moon"; "Wildwood Friends," and other books. Author: "Pioneer Texas" (a play).

Sources: WW59; WW47."


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