Charles Ernest Pont (Jan. 6, 1898 - July 28, 1971) was a watercolor and oil painter, etcher, engraver, magazine/book illustrator, lecturer, and writer. Prior to beginning his career in art in 1932, he worked as a craftsman and studied art at the Pratt Institute, Cooper Union and the Art Student League in New York City. From 1938 to 1941 he was part of the Works Progress Administration Arts Project where he produced 26 murals and many woodprints, lithographs and engravings. The WPA art works were donated by the US government to many libraries, schools and museums.
Pont had a second career as a preacher. He served as a pastor at churches in Georgetown, Connecticut and Durham, New Jersey. From 1944 to 1950 he was a
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