Mary Chenoweth

Mary Chenoweth was a prolific artist who worked in a variety of media, from painting in oil, collage, pen and ink drawing, printmaking to sculpture. She painted in vibrant colors, stylized shapes and in an abstract expressionist style.

Chenoweth received a B.F.A. from Denver University in 1950, where she studied with  Vance Kirkland.  In 1953, she received an M.F.A. in printmaking from the University if Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.  

That same year she went to Colorado Springs to teach at the Fine Arts Center School, where abstract expressionist painter Emerson Woelffler was the Director. She then joined the Colorado College, where she served as Professor of Art for thirty years.

"The Colorado Springs Fine Art Center has a number of Chenoweth's works in the permanent collection. She carved the doors for the museum's Bemis Art School. In February 2007, the Center will host an exhibition of her work." (Whaley)

Colorado College
Lynne Whaley, communication to askART, Oct. 2016