Artist and curator, T. A. Charron is a native New
Englander. Charron was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island and was brought up
on his grandparent’s farm, in South Attleboro, Massachusetts. Charron
studied with painters Norman Baer, Walter Marks and Murray Wentworth, at
the Art Institute of Boston and graduated in 1972. He did additional
studies in sculpture at Providence College and with sculptor Veryl
Goodnight and stone lithography at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Boston. He has studied with some of North America’s prominent artists;
portrait painter Daniel E. Greene, Canadian wildlife artist Robert
Bateman, watercolorist Nita Engle and Boston School eminent senior member
Robert Douglas Hunter.
Nationally, he has received over 100 awards for
excellence in both painting and drawing. Charron has been elected into
many American art societies and organizations including the Salmagundi
Club in New York, the Copley Society of Boston, the Lyme Art Association
in Connecticut, and the North Shore and Rockport Art Associations in
His artwork is in the permanent collections of museums
and other public and private collections worldwide. His commissioned
painting of Dr. Martin Luther King and other significant portraits have
been unveiled to thousands of people. Charron paintings have been
published in five historical books, and his art has been featured
nationally on PBS and on regional and local cable programs.
Charron put together “New England Impressions, Painting from Life” - 1989,
for the Attleboro Arts Museum and was asked by the Harvard Club of Boston
to curate the exhibition, “New England Painters of Today” - 1999. He was
also the advisor for the exhibition, “Hounds of Heaven” - 1996, a series
of paintings by R.H. Ives Gammell held at the Attleboro Arts Museum. At
the Rockport Art Association in Rockport, Massachusetts, Charron was on
the exhibition and book committees for the W. Lester Stevens – 2003, Harry
A. Vincent – 2006, and the A.T. Hibbard – 2012 national exhibitions.
Charron served three years as President of the Board of Trustees, of the
Attleboro Arts Museum, in Massachusetts. Besides being President of the
Attleboro Arts Museum, Charron has served as Vice President of the
Rockport Art Association and presently he is Recording Secretary for the
National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic and is on the
Acquisition and Exhibition Committee, at the Cape Cod Museum of Art.
Charron is one of the two founders of the New England Plein Air Painters
(NEPAP) formed in 2005. Charron has also served on the board of the
Attleboro Land Trust.
T. A. Charron has conducted workshop classes and
painting and drawing demonstrations for over 30 years, teaching students
both on location and in the studio.
Charron paints in a north light
studio in southeastern, Massachusetts and on location throughout the
eastern parts of the United States.
South Street Gallery opened an exhibit featuring Charron's works on June 10, 2005. View images 'here'.
T.A. was part of our 10th anniversary show in February 2012. View images 'here'.
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