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John Chumley (1928-1984)
When most Fountain City residents of the 1940-1960 era think of musical talent; they think of Richard Trythall, a pianist of note, or CuBeth Gresham, an operatic soprano. Similarly, when they think of talent in the field of art, John Chumley comes to mind. His expertise with egg tempera, a very difficult medium, combined with his distinctive portrayal of light and dark render his work instantly recognizable. His one-man exhibitions from New York to Texas and from Louisiana to Pennsylvania, together with collections in at least ten major art mu
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