Chester Snowden

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Chester  Snowden Untitled - No Dumping (Figures)
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Chester  Snowden Untitled (Red Factory with Trees)
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Chester  Snowden Untitled (Street View)
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Chester  Snowden

Chester Snowden

Chester Snowden Description

CHESTER GENORA SNOWDEN (1900-1984)

Chester Snowden was born in 1900 in Elgin, Texas. His interest in art led him to pursue it as a vocation at the University of Texas at Austin and Cooper Union in New York. He further developed his artistic education studying at the Grand Central Gallery’s Art School and the Richard Art School in Los Angeles, working under masters Harry Sternberg, Boardman Robinson and Walter Jack Duncan. Snowden, who often gave his name as Chester Dixon Snowden, exhibited regularly in Texas from the mid-1930s through 1960.

Selected Biographical and Career Highlights

  • 1900 Born in Elgin, Texas
  • University of Texas at Austin, Texas
  • Cooper Union Art School, New York, New York
  • Art Students League, New York, New York
  • Grand Central Galleries Art School, New York, New York
  • Richard Art School, Los Angeles, California
  • 1984 Died in Houston, Texas

Selected Prizes, Awards

·       Houston Annual: Purchase Prize 1946; Cash Prize 1951, 1955; Materials Prize 1954; Honorable Mention 1935, 1952

  • 1935 Honorable Mention, Royal Dison Reading, watercolor
  • 1946 Purchase Prize, Sunday Quietude, oil
  • 1951 Cash Prize, White Horse, oil
  • 1952 Honorable Mention, Planners, oil
  • 1954 Materials Prize, Central City, oil
  • 1955 Cash Prize, Rebuking the Fig Tree, oil

Selected Exhibitions

·       1935 11th Annual Exhibition of Work by Houston Artists, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas (honorable mention)

·       1936–37 12th–13th Annual Exhibition of Work by Houston Artists, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas

·       1937-39 Works by Southeast Texas Artists 1st-3rd Annual Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

·       1939, 1941 Biennial, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

·       1939–40 15th–16th Annual Exhibition of Work by Houston Artists, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas

·       1941 2nd Texas-Oklahoma General Exhibition, circulated: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Witte Museum, San Antonio; Philbrook Art Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma

·       1942–43 17th–18th Annual Exhibition of Work by Houston Artists, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas

·       1943 5th Texas General Exhibition 1943–1944, circulated: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Witte Museum, San Antonio; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

·       1945 20th Annual Exhibition of Work by Houston Artists, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas

·       1945 7th Texas General Exhibition 1945–1946, circulated: Witte Museum, San Antonio; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; University of Texas at Austin, Texas

·       1946 21st Annual Exhibition of Work by Houston Artists, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas (purchase prize)

·       1946 Annual Texas Artists Circuit Exhibition, traveled by Texas Fine Arts Association, Austin, Texas

·       1947 22nd Annual Exhibition of Work by Houston Artists, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas

·       1947 9th Texas General Exhibition 1947–1948, circulated: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas

·       1948 23rd Annual Exhibition of Work by Houston Artists, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas

·       1948 10th Texas General Exhibition 1948–1949, circulated: Witte Museum, San Antonio; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

·       1949–50 24th–25th Annual Exhibition of Work by Houston Artists, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas

·       1951 Houston Post Easter Art Contest, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas

·       1951 26th Annual Exhibition of Work by Houston Artists, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas (cash prize)

·       1951 13th Annual Exhibition of Texas Painting and Sculpture 1951–1952, circulated: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas

·       1952 Annual Texas Artists Circuit Exhibition, traveled by Texas Fine Arts Association, Austin, Texas

·       1952 27th Annual Exhibition of Work by Houston Artists, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas (honorable mention)

·       1952 14th Annual Exhibition of Texas Painting and Sculpture 1952, circulated: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Witte Museum, San Antonio; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

·       1952 Solo, Junior League of Houston, Texas

·       1953-54 28th–29th Annual Exhibition of Work by Houston Artists, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas (materials prize 1954)

·       1955 30th-31st Annual Exhibition of Houston Artists, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas (cash prize March 1955)

·       1956-57 Texas Fine Arts Association Exhibition, Laguna Gloria Museum, Austin, Texas

·       1956 D. D. Feldman Collection of Contemporary Texas Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

·       1956 Gulf-Caribbean Art Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, traveled to: Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica; Carnegie Institute, Pittsburg; Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado (catalogue)

·       1957 7th Annual Houston Post Easter Art Exhibit, Houston Art League Building, Houston, Texas

·       1957–60 32nd–35th Annual Houston Artists Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas

·       1960 22nd Annual Texas Painting and Sculpture Exhibition 1960-1961, circulated: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Witte Museum, San Antonio; Beaumont Art Museum, Beaumont; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

·       2006 Houston Art in Houston Collections: Works from 1900 to 1965, Heritage Society Museum, Houston, Texas

·       2008 Founders of Houston Art: Thirty Artists Who Led the Way, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·       2009-10 Texas Art Seen, Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas

·       2011 Lone Star Modernism: A Celebration of Mid-Century Texas Art, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·       2011 Southeast Texas Art: Cross-Currents and Influences, 1925–1965, Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas

·       2012 A Survey of Texas Modernists, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·       2013 Summer Encore Exhibition, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·       2014 Houston Founders at City Hall Art Exhibition, City Hall, Houston, Texas

·       2014 A New Visual Vocabulary: Developments in Texas Modernism 1935-1965, One Allen Center, Lobby Gallery, Houston, Texas

·       2015 Bayou City Chic: Progressive Streams of Modern Art in Houston, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas (catalogue)

Selected Public Collections

  • Corcoran Gallery, Washington D.C.
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

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