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Lee Chesney is Professor Emeritus, University of Hawaii at Manoa and Printmaker Emeritus, Southern Graphics Council. Lee Chesney has had a distinguished career as a university educator and administrator for over thirty years.
He served on the faculty and directed the graduate printmaking and painting programs at the University of Illinois during 1950-67. He was Associate Dean of Fine Arts at the University of Southern California from 1967 to 1972 and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in painting and printmaking at the University of Hawaii during 1972-84.
Chesney's work is included in the National Gallery of Art and the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; Chicago Art Institute, Illinois; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut; Portland (Oregon) Art Museum; the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania; the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France; National Gallery of Art, Sweden; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Gallery, London; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Tokyo (Japan) Museum of Modern Art; and many other major public collections throughout the world.
He has received many awards and prizes, including a Fulbright fellowship to Japan and has presented his work in several hundred national and international group exhibitions and in more than two score solo exhibitions in the United States and abroad. In 1998, Chesney presented a solo exhibition of paintings at the Parson School of Design in Paris.
He lives and works in Los Angeles, California and in Burgundy, France.