Chaney, Lester Joseph (1907-1998)
Artist Exhibits in Twin City
Lester J. Chaney, an internationally recognized marine painter, has loaned to Washington High school, East Chicago, some of his paintings for an exhibit. The pictures are in the hall in front of room 215.
Chaney was born in Hungary. His family moved to this country when he was three years old.
He attended school at Pullman High and the Art Institute. His ability and skill were recognized by Leon Lundmark, who was recognized as the greatest marine painter in the Chicago area, and he became a protégé of the great artist.
After six years of study with Lundmark, h
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