Ernest Donald Chandonet was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on May 23, 1923. "Ernie" Chandonet studied at the Winnipeg School of Art and earned his B.A. in architecture at University of Manitoba.
Settling in Los Angeles in 1947, he established an architecture office while pursuning an avocation in art. He further studied at Otis Art Institute while active with the Southwest Guild and Valley Artists Guild.
He died in Encinitas, CA on April 12, 2012.
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