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Edward Norton Ward Biography

Born in 1928, Edward Norton Ward was raised in the Southern California city of Eagle Rock and received his degree in mathematics from U.C.L.A.  Ward and his wife Johanna settled in Pacific Grove on the Monterey Peninsula in the 1960's.  Ward taught early computer science at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, while painting in his leisure.  Eventually, Ward retired and took up painting full-time, becoming one of the top contemporary painters on the Monterey Peninsula.  Ward became a member of the Carmel Art Associaton in 1963, and has served as President three times.  In 2005, Ward and his wife moved to Medford, Oregon.

Ward often paints on location, or in his studio based on material from his travels around California, Oregon, New Mexico, Montana, Alaska and Europe.

Society of American Impressionists
Carmel Art Association, Solo Shows, 1979, 1981, 1984, 1990, 1992, 1994
Group Shows, 1996-2001
Carmel Art Festival "Best Local Artist" 2000, 2001
Invited Artist, Charles M. Russell Riders, Great Falls, Montana, 1987-2002
Invited Artist, "Seacomber Cruise - Alaska Inland Passage" 1984, 1986, 1991

Collections (partial listing):
Diamond Shamrock, Glendale Savings and Loan, Allen Hancock College, Bechtel Corporation, Prentice Hall, Mosier Industries

"First Impressions - Sketching Nature in Watercolor" Watson Guptill 1990