Artist Detail

Chester Dixon Snowden (United States 1900-1984)

Studied: University of Texas; Cooper Union Art School; Art Students League; Boardman Robinson; Walter J. Duncan; Harry Sternberg; Grand Central Art School; Richard Art School, Los Angeles.

Member: Southern States Art League.

Exhibited: Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1935 – 1937, 1938 (prize), 1939 (prize), 1940 – 1945, 1946 (prize), 1954 (prize), 1955 (prize); Corcoran Gallery biennial, 1941; Southwest Texas Exhibition, 1946, and prior; Texas General; Laguna Gloria Museum, Austin, TX; Elisabeth Ney Museum, Austin; Junior League of Houston, 1952 (solo).

Awards: prizes, Art League of Houston, 1953, 1955; Beaumont Museum of Art, 1958.

Comments: Illustrator: “Shafts of Gold,” 1938; “Children of Hawaii,” 1939; “Ape of Heaven”; “Half Dark Moon”; “Wildwood Friends,” and other books. Author: “Pioneer Texas” (a play).

Source: Who Was Who in American Art

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Woman Dancing Woman Dancing

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Signed and dated (’56) vertically upper right

In our opinion one of the finest examples of the Texas modernist’s work. Perhaps a tad atypical and closer to his work in illustration. Stylistically, a throwback nod to an earlier period with touches of late Jugenstil and subsequent Art Deco motifs.

Handsomely framed.

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