|Repository:||University of Georgia Archives|
|Creator:||Edmonston, Paul, 1922-2011|
|Title:||Paul Edmonston papers, Georgia Art Education Association|
|Quantity:||7.0 Linear feet (7 boxes)|
A native of Massachusetts, Paul Edmonston enrolled in the Massachusetts College of Art in 1940 but soon saw his studies interrupted by World War II. After the war he enrolled in Boston University and eventually went on the receive his PhD in Fine Arts from Ohio State University in 1961. A distinguished educator, Dr. Edmonston served on the faculty of Florida State, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University and the University of Georgia. As a UGA faculty member Edmonston received numerous grants and honors and was listed in Who's Who in American Art. He edited several monograms, books, anthologies in Art Education and founded Apelles: The Georgia Art Journal. In 1989, after 39 years of teaching, Edmonston retired as Professor Emeritus of Art and that same year was declared Art Educator of the Year by the NAEA. Edmonston was a well-known figure in the field of Art Education having taught classes related to the subject's history, philosophy and methodologies. A versatile educator, he also taught studio courses as well as classes in art appreciation/criticism and graduate seminars on cross-cultural research in art. Primarily a painter, Dr. Edmonston exhibited in regional and national shows including ones at the High Museum in Atlanta. In addition to his painting he lectured worldwide on topics such as violence and broken images of man in contemporary art, the Biblical imagination in Western art, the nature of visual intelligence, the creative process and angelic interventions from the Old and New Testaments to the present.
The collection consists of papers of Paul Edmonston, chiefly concerning the Georgia Art Education Association(GAEA), the National Art Education Association (NAEA) and Youth Art Month (YAM).
Paul Edmonston papers, Georgia Art Education Association, UA97-128, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
Related materials in this repository: Paul Edmonston Papers, 1949-1991.