Artist Biography

Edwin Fulwider

(1913 - 2003)

Regionalist printmaker and painter influenced by Benton, primarily known for his railroad imagery. Graduated from the John Herron Art School in 1938 where he studied under Henrik Mayer and noted Hoosier Group artist William Forsyth. In 1940, Fulwider accepted a teaching position at the School of Fine Arts at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he retired as Chair of the Department in 1973.

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Exhibitions (selected):

Cincinnati Art Museum (1940-41, 1949, 1950-52)

Dayton Art Museum (1944-50)

John Herron Art Museum (1935-52)

Art Institute of Chicago (1940-41)

Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco (1939)

Seattle Art Museum (1947-48)

Speed Art Museum (1947)

Butler Art Institute (1950)

Library of Congress (1947-48, 1950)

Carnegie Institute (1947, 1949-50)

Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art (1993)

Collections (selected):

John Herron Art Museum

Dayton Art Museum

Seattle Art Museum

Library of Congress

Butler Art Institute

Indiana University

Miami University

The Wolfsonian


Instructor, Scool of Fine Arts, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio (1940-42)

Supervisor, Art Department, U.S. Army Air Corps. (now U.S. Air Force) (1942-45)

Instructor, John Herron Art School, Indianapolis (1945-47)

Instructor, Painting, Cornish School of Allied Arts, Seattle, Washington (1947-49)

Professor, Art Department, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio (1949-73); Chairman of Art Department (1963-68)

Awards (selected):

J.I. Holcomb Prize, John Herron Art Museum (1940)

Rene Barnes Memorial Prize, Hoosier Salon (1942)

1st Prize, Dayton Art Institute Annual(1944)

Junior League Watercolor Prize, John Herron Art Museum (1946)

1st Prize, Lithography, Indiana State Fair (1946)

1st Prize, Watercolor, Indiana State Fair (1946)

Board of Directors Prize, John Herron Art Museum (1947)

Indiana Artists Purchase Prize, Hoosier Salon (1947)

Puget Sound Group Purchase Prize, Seattle Art Museum (1947)

1st Prize, Dayton Art Institute Annual (1949)

Pennell Fund Purchase Award, Library of Congress (1950)

Lyman Prize, 50 Indiana Prints, John Herron Art Museum (1950)

Dayton Art Institute Purchase Prize (1952)

Winterlich Award, Dayton Art Institute,(1953)

Honorable Mention, Dayton Art Institute (1954)