biography of Edward Arcenio CHAVEZ (1917-1985)

Birth place: Wagonmound, NM

Addresses: Woodstock, NY

Profession: Painter, sculptor, lithographer

Studied: Colorado Springs FAC, with Boardman Robinson, Frank Mechau, Arnold Blanch & Peppino Mangravite

Exhibited: WFNY 1939; WMAA; NAD, 1943; PAFA, 1942-60; AIC, 1939-40, 1942-43, 1946; CI, 1942; SFMA, 1940, 1941, 1944, 1945; Los Angeles MA, 1944, 1945; VMFA; PAFA, 1948-60; Corcoran Gal, 1949, 1957; Am. Art Exhib., MMA; Univ. Illinois, 1952, 1954; Mus. New Mexico, 1955; AFA traveling exhib., 1955. Awards: painting grants, Tiffany Foundation, 1948; Fulbright, Inst. Int. Educ., Italy, 1951; Childe Hassam Award, for painting, NIAL, 1953.

Member: NA; Woodstock AA (chmn, 1949-); NSMP

Work: LOC, Print Collection; Watkins Gallery, Wash., DC; MoMA; Detroit (MI) Mus. Art; Butler Inst. Am. Art, Youngstown, OH; Newark Mus.; Roswell Mus. Art; Mus. of New Mexico. WPA Murals: West High School, Denver, CO; USPOs, Center, TX, (1938), Geneva, NE, and Glenwood Springs, CO. Other commissions: mural, USA 200th Sta. Hospital, Recife, Brazil; Woodstock AA

Comments: Teaching: instructor painting, ASL, New York, 1954-58; visiting prof. art, Colorado College Art Dept, Colorado Springs, 1959-60; prof. art, Syracuse Univ. School Art, 1960-62.

Sources: WW73; WW47; addit. info. courtesy Woodstock AA