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Bruce Etchison

Bruce Etchison was museum director, conservator. Member of International Institute for the Conservation of Museum Art Objects, State of Maryland Arts Commission.

Background

  • Etchison, Bruce was born on December 19, 1918 in Washington, District of Columbia. Son of Page McKendree and Lucille Etchison.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, American University, 1941. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Yale University, 1948. Master of Fine Arts, Yale University, 1949.

    Career

    • Director Washington County Museum Fine Arts, Hagerstown, Maryland, 1950—1964, Abbey Aldrich Rockefeller Museum, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1964—1966. Art conservator Bear Pond Studio, Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, 1967—1986. Retired

      Instructor arts appreciation Hagerstown Junior College, 1953—1957.

      Television art teacher Washington County Board Education, Hagerstown, 1954—1959. Chief petty officer United States Coast Guard, 1941-1946.

    Membership

    Member of International Institute for the Conservation of Museum Art Objects, State of Maryland Arts Commission.

    Personality

    Interests

    Painting, sculpting, graphic arts.

    Connections

    • Married Martha Jane Esterline, April 10, 1942. Children: Craig, Jeanette, Page.
    • father: Page McKendree
    • mother: Lucille Etchison
    • spouse: Martha Jane Esterline
    • children: Craig Etchison
    • Jeanette Etchison
    • Page Etchison
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    Born December 19, 1918
    Nationality
    • 1941
      American University
    • 1948
      Yale University
    • 1949
      Yale University
    • 1950 - 1964
      Director, Washington County Museum Fine Arts
      Hagerstown, Maryland, United States
    • 1964 - 1966
      Director, Washington County Museum Fine Arts
      Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
    • 1967 - 1986
      art conservator Bear Pond Studio
      Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, United States