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 Chester E. Colson  (1917 - 1985)

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Lived/Active: Pennsylvania/Massachusetts      Known for: Painting, art education

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
A painter and educator, Chester E. Colson's work is primarily privately held.  Some of his figurative work is informed by German Expressionism.

He served as Chairman of the Fine Arts Department at Wilkes College, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania from 1959 on.

Massachusetts School of Art, BS, 1946; Teachers College, Columbia University, Mass., 1949, with Edwin Ziegfeld; also private study.

One-man show, Little Gallery, Wilkes-Barre, 1968
Philadelphia Drawing & Print Show, Pa, 1968
solo show, Everhart Museum, 1969
Fleming Mus, Burlington, Vermont, 1969
Norwich Armory Show, Northfield, Vermont, 1972
Jeanne Fairbanks, Bethany Colony, Pa, 1970s.

Sordoni Prize, 1962;
purchase prize, Everhart Museum, Scranton, Pa, 1968;
purchase prize, Norwich University, Vermont Artists, Northfield, Vermont, 1969; plus others.

College Art Association of America; National Art Education Association; Philadelphia Watercolor Society

Everhart Museum, Scranton, Pennsylvania; Wilkes College, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont

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