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Avon Neal, American artist, author. Ford Foundation grantee, 1962-1964; fiction writing fellow Massachusetts Artists Foundation, 1979; recipient Massachusetts Arts Council award, 1996. Served with United States Navy, World World War World War II; Member American Antiquarium Society.

Background

Neal, Avon was born on July 16, 1922 in Morgantown, Indiana, United States. Son of Orval Francis and Goldie Agnes (Prather) Neal.

Education

Student, Long Beach College, California. Master of Fine Arts, Escuela de Bellas Artes, Mexico, 1949.

Career

Artist-in-residence, Altos de Chavon, Dominican Republic, 1983, 84. Member of advisory board Museum American Folk Art, 1968-1971, Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife, 1976-1978. President Thistle Hill Press.

Lecturer, radio and television appearances.

Works

Membership

Served with United States Navy, World World War World War II. Member American Antiquarium Society.

Connections

Married Ann Russell Parker, October 31, 1964.

father:
Orval Francis Neal

mother:
Goldie Agnes (Prather) Neal

spouse:
Ann Russell Parker