Artist Biography

Edmond WOODS
1905 - 1990

Edmond Francis ("Ted") Woods was born in Ogden, Utah on February 18, 1905. He studied under LeConte Stewart at the University of Utah. After moving to San Diego in 1926, he studied with Maurice Braun and continued in Los Angeles at Otis and Chouinard Art Institute. Upon returning to San Diego, he remained there until his demise in Chula Vista on July 31, 1990. A student of Southwest Indian culture, he is best known for his paintings of Navajo children; however, he painted many landscapes of Arizona, Utah, and Colorado as well as boats and harbor scenes. Member: La Jolla Art Ass'n; San Diego Art Guild; Riverside Art Ass'n; Desert Art Center; National City Art Ass'n. Exhibited: Springville (Utah) High School, 1928; National City Art Ass'n (prize); Southern California Artists Invitational (first prize). Works held: Ford Motor Company.

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