Edward Chavez
Untitled (Abstract)
1958

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Housed in a custom frame, outer dimensions measure 16 x 13 ½ x 1 ½ inches. Image size is 8 ¼ x 5 ¾ inches.

Born in Wagonmound, New Mexico, Edward (Eduardo) Arcenio Chavez was an illustrator, muralist, genre and landscape painter, sculptor, and lithographer. He studied at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center with Boardman Robinson, Frank Mechau, Arnold Blanch, and Peppino Mangravite. Before serving in the army during WWII, Chavez painted many murals in the west.

When he was demobilized from the army after WWII, he went to live in Woodstock, New York with his wife, artist Jenne Magafan. A new artistic climate developed in Woodstock after WWII. There was an influx of artists from the West and Midwest in Woodstock. Some of the these artists were Bruce Currie, Fletcher Martin, Edward Millman, Mitchell Siporin, Herman Cherry, Denny Winters, and Jenne Magafan's sister, Ethel Magafan. In 1947, the Art Students League reestablished a summer school in Woodstock, as it had left in 1922. Chavez once remarked that even if he did not find stimulus for painting in Woodstock, he still liked living there.

Chavez was a member of the Woodstock Art Association, the National Academy of Design, and the National Society of Mural Painters. He won a two-thousand dollar Tiffany Grant in 1948, the Fulbright Award in 1951, and the Childe Hassam Award in 1953. He was an instructor of art at the Art Students League from 1954 to 1958, a visiting professor of art at Colorado College from 1959 to 1960, and a professor of art at Syracuse University from 1960 to 1962.

Exhibited: WFNY 1939; WMAA; NAD, 1943; PAFA, 1942-60; AIC, 1939-40, 1942-43, 1946; CI, 1942; SFMA, 1940, 1941, 1944, 1945; Los Angeles MA, 1944, 1945; VMFA; PAFA, 1948-60; Corcoran Gal, 1949, 1957; Am. Art Exhibit., MMA; Univ. Illinois, 1952, 1954; Mus. New Mexico, 1955; AFA traveling exhibit., 1955.

Works held: LOC, Print Collection; Watkins Gallery, Wash., DC; MoMA; Detroit (MI) Mus. Art; Butler Inst. Am. Art, Youngstown, OH; Newark Mus.; Roswell Mus. Art; Mus. Of New Mexico. WPA Murals: West High School, Denver, CO; USPOs, Center, TX, (1938), Geneva, NE, and Glenwood Springs, CO.

Further Reading: Smith, Anita M. Woodstock History and Hearsay. Woodstock Arts: Woodstock, New York, 2006.; Woodstock Artists Association. Woodstock's Art Heritage: The Permanent Collection of the Woodstock Artists Association. Overlook Press: Woodstock, NewYork, 1987.; Who Was Who in American Art 1564-1975: 400 Years of Artists in America, Vol. I. Peter Hastings Falk, Georgia Kuchen and Veronica Roessler, eds.,Sound View Press, Madison, Connecticut, 1999. 3 Vols.

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  • Artist
    Edward Chavez (1917-1995, United States)
  • Creation Year
    1958
  • Condition
    Good. Overall excellent condition with a small small stain in the upper left quadrant (as evidenced in the photographs). .
  • Dimensions
    16 in. H x 13.5 in. W x 1.5 in. D
  • Seller Location
    Denver, CO
  • Reference Number
    LU2732357103
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