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Bevan Chipman

Bevan Chipman was born December 30, 1934 in American Fork, Utah. He attended Brigham Young University for a year and a half and fulfilled an L.D.S. mission to Australia for two years. Following his return to Utah he earned a Bachelors Degree in Sociology in 1961 and a Masters Degree in Social Work in 1963 from the University of Utah.

From 1967 until his retirement in June 1995, he was employed as a social worker and counselor at Alta High School in Jordan District. About 1988-89, when he realized that he was retiring soon he decided to “get serious“ about painting. He took classes and workshops from Kent Wallis, Ken Baxter, Ed Maryon, and Earl Jones.

He had several “solo“ exhibits and numerous group shows at the Bountiful Art Center, Art Access Gallery, Glendinning Gallery and several other galleries throughout Utah. He won a number of awards including two “Best of Show“ awards with the Utah Watercolor Society.

Biography adapted from material supplied by the artist.

Bevan Chipman was born December 30, 1934 in American Fork, Utah. He attended Brigham Young University for a year and a half and fulfilled an L.D.S. mission to Australia for two years. Following his return to Utah he earned a Bachelors Degree in Sociology in 1961 and a Masters Degree in Social Work in 1963 from the University of Utah. From 1967 until his retirement in June 1995, he was employed as a social worker and counselor at Alta High School in Jordan District.

About 1988-89, when he realized that he was retiring soon he decided to “get serious“ about painting. He took classes and workshops from Kent Wallis, Ken Baxter, Ed Maryon, and Earl Jones. During the summer of 1989 he also went to La Romita School of Art in Terni, Italy and studied under several master painters.

After his retirement he was able to combine his interest in travel with his love for painting. He visited Turkey, Greece, Mexico, Czech Republic, and Poland. Later he continued traveling in Europe and in the Far East. Everywhere he went he used his camera to record images and later painted them in his studio. On occasion he also painted on location.

Chipman painted for the joy of painting and to share the beauty in the world with others. He did not have any particular philosophy or “axe to grind,“ and avoided making political statements. Painting provided him with a rich retirement, and selling his paintings paid for his trips abroad.

He had several “solo“ exhibits and numerous group shows at the Bountiful Art Center, Art Access Gallery, Glendinning Gallery and several other galleries throughout Utah. He won a number of awards including two “Best of Show“ awards with the Utah Watercolor Society.

Biography Courtesy of the Artist

Newspaper Articles

"Art Canvass." The Deseret News, July 16, 2000.

"Art Canvass." The Deseret News, October 24, 1999.

"Art Canvass." The Deseret News, April 20, 1997.

"'Art for Hope' Auction Brings Hope to Cancer and AIDS Research." The Salt Lake Tribune, August 27, 2000.

"Artists in 'Color of the Land' Show." The Deseret News, September 29, 2000.

"Artists Capture Changing Face." The Salt Lake Tribune, June 18, 2000.

"Arts Briefs." The Salt Lake Tribune, July 16, 2000.

"Cannon's Dream of Solo Show Comes True." The Salt Lake Tribune, January 9, 2000.

"Canvas the Neighborhoods on Art-Studio Tour." The Salt Lake Tribune, May 9, 1999.

"City of Hope , Night With the Stars Honor Their Causes." The Salt Lake Tribune, September 8, 2002.

"Coming Up: Visual Arts." The Salt Lake Tribune, October 8, 2000.

"Coming Up: Visual Arts." The Salt Lake Tribune, November 21, 1999.

"Coming Up: Visual Arst." The Salt Lake Tribune, October 25, 1998.

"Coming Up: Visual Arts." The Salt Lake Tribune, February 22, 1998.

"Coming Up: Visual Arts." The Salt Lake Tribune, May 11, 1997.

"Dan Baxter Revisited." The Deseret News, February 2, 1997.

"Coming Up: Visual Arts". The Salt Lake Tribune, November 3, 1996.

"Coming Up: Visual Arts." The Salt Lake Tribune, November 26, 1995.

"Exhibit to feature `trashy' side of S.L" The Salt Lake Tribune, March 22, 1991.

"For Bradley Chidester, Art was a Way of Life." The Salt Lake Tribune, March 19, 1995.

"Galleries." The Deseret News, October 25, 1998.

"Galleries." The Deseret News, August 14, 1994.

"Galleries." The Deseret News, September 2, 1990.

"Going With the Flow." The Salt Lake Tribune, May 6, 2001.

"Lots of Hoopla Free Throw for Mayor; Time to React; Eve For Art; Spring in Rockies." The Salt Lake Tribune, April 10, 1994.

"Now Showing at Local Galleries." The Deseret News, December 12, 1999.

"Ririe-Woodbury celebrates 35th anniversary." The Salt Lake Tribune, May 2, 1999.

"S.L.-Area Galleries Feature Artists with Variety of Creative Talents." The Deseret News, March 11, 1990.

"S.L.C. Art Galleries Will Stay Open Late Tonight for Monthly Stroll." The Salt Lake Tribune, March 21, 2003.

"Saluting Art and Culture." The Salt Lake Tribune, June 15, 2003.

"Saluting Art and Culture." The Salt Lake Tribune, June 6, 2003.

"Showing at Local Galleries." The Deseret News, April 11, 2004.

"Showing at Local Galleries." The Deseret News, November 17, 2002.

"St. Joseph Villa, Ski History, Ballet." The Salt Lake Tribune, April 4, 2003.

"The Year in Arts." The Deseret News, December 28, 1997.

"Utah Marquee: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, May 14, 2004.

"Utah Marquee: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, May 31, 2002.

"Utah Marquee: Visual Arts." The Salt Lake Tribune, January 5, 1996.

"Utah Marquee: Visual Arts." The Salt Lake Tribune, January 20, 1995.

"Utah Watercolor Society Winners." The Deseret News, June 3, 2001.

"Visual Arts Calendar." The Salt Lake Tribune, August 19, 1994.

"What's Showing at Local Art Galleries." The Deseret News, January 10, 1999.

"Where the Focus is on Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, March 21, 1997.

Books

Chipman, Bevan Moyle. "Social Work Graduates 1938-1962: Part I: Mobility." Masters thesis, University of Utah, 1963.

Olpin, Robert S.,William C. Seifrit, and Vern G. Swanson. Artists of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT: Gibbs Smith Publisher, 1999.

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