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Lee R. Chesney, Jr.  
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American, Born 1920

Printmaker Lee Chesney earned a BFA from the University of Colorado and an MFA from Iowa State University in 1948. He also studied at the Universidad de Michoacán in Morelia, Mexico, the Joslyn Memorial Museum in Omaha, and the Mill Race Lithographic Studio in San Antonio. After completing his studies, Chesney taught at the University of Illinois, the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, the University of Southern California and the University of Hawaii. Today Chesney lives and works in Los Angeles.

A 1956 Fulbright Research Award allowed Chesney to visit Japan, where he studied Japanese printmaking. He has since exhibited regularly with the Japan Print Association and also served on the advisory board of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society. Chesney has received numerous awards, including a grant from the Ford Foundation.


Untitled 1979
Master printer - Dan Gualdoni
Monoprint with collage
Rives BFK
22"h x 30"w
Ed. 20