Chester Arnold (1952), “The Morning Route,” 1973, oil on canvas, 23 x 27 inches (measured without frame). Signed upper left, and signed and titled verso, “Chester Arnold, the Morning Route, MCMLXXIII”.
Early painting by well-known California artist, made when he was 21-years old.
Chester Arnold was born in Santa Monica, California, but spent his teenage years in post-war Germany where he was educated by private tutors in Munich, Germany. Later he attended College of Marin, Kentfield, in the early 1970s, and he received an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1987. He now resides and works in Sonoma, California. Since 2003 Arnold has been represented by Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco. He is the recipient of a 2005 Fleishhacker Foundation Grant as well as a 1996 Westaf/NEA Foundation Grant.
Solo shows include: San Jose Museum of Art (2002); Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (2007); Nevada Museum of Art (2010); Sonoma County Museum (2012); and American University Museum, Katzen Art Center (2013). Arnold’s work is represented in the public collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Nevada Museum of Art, Tacoma Museum of Art, and the San Jose Museum of Art.
Since 1988, Arnold has taught painting, design, and color theory at College of Marin, in Kentfield, CA.
This painting vibrates with color. Each section has its own distinct narrative and visual energy.