Carlton Byron Plummer (1929-2020) [NRA, EM 1976-2020]

 

Carlton B Plummer (1929-2020) [NRA, EM 1976-2020]Carlton Byron Plummer (1929-2020) [NRA, EM 1976-2020]
American Realist Watercolor artist, illustrator and teacher ;
Carlton Plummer ; Carlton B. Plummer ; C.B. Plummer ; C. B. Plummer ; C. Byron Plummer ;
[Born July 12, 1929 in Brunswick, ME – died February 15, 2020 in Legacy Care Unit at Sunny Acres in Chelmsford, MA]

 

SAL record control number: 72738 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;

 

Carlton B Plummer (1929-2020) [NRA, EM 1976-2020] biography:

Birth: July 12, 1929 in Brunswick, ME;
Death: February 15, 2020 in Legacy Care Unit at Sunny Acres in Chelmsford, MA ;
Sex: Male ;
Ethnicity: White ; 
Zodiac:
Cancer ;

Known for: Marine watercolor ; landscape watercolor ; miniatures ; coastal scenes ;
Medium: Watercolor ; fresco ; oil ; acrylic ;
Technique: Painting ; muralist ;
Subjects: Harbor ; trees ; ships ; marine ; landscape ; mountains ; sky ; water ;

Areas: Chelmsford, MA ; Augusta, ME ; Boston, MA ; East Boothbay, ME ; Heidelberg, Germany ; Fort Jackson, SC ; Arctic ; West Indies ; Greek Isles ; Australia ; Tahiti ; New Zealand ; Africa ; Canada ; around the US ;
Region: North East ; Europe ;
Lived: 10 Monument Hill Rd, Chelmsford, MA ; Boston, MA ; East Boothbay, ME
Father: Byron Fowles Plummer (1905-1977) ;
Mother: Ferne (Pierce) Plummer (1909-1930) ;
Relatives:
Spouse: Joan Plummer (?-?), wife, married, also an artist ;
Children: Barry Plummer (?-?), son ; Kevin Plummer (?-?), son ; Bruce Plummer (?-?), son ; Gerry Plummer (?-?), son ;

Training: Vesper George School of Art, Boston, MA, illustration major ; Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA, Bachelor of Art ; Boston University, Boston, MA, Master of Fine Art, graduated Magna Cum Laude ; Traveled with the special service for the Army painting in Europe ;
Instructors:
Work: Combat artist during the Vietnam War ; During the war painted murals and illustrated posters ; Illustrated for the Yellow Pages ; Director of Art Education in Chelmsford, MA ; wrote book Create Dramatic Coastal Scenes in Watercolor (2004) ;

Taught: Chelmsford High School, Chelmsford, MA, art teacher ; University of Lowell, Lowell, MA, painting professor (full) ; various watercolor workshops with his wife around the US ; Department of Military Art, Army Combat Art program as a civilian painter ;
Students:

Member: American Watercolor Society, New York, NY, signature member ; Allied Artists of America, New York, NY ; Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, non-resident artist member (1976-2020), emeritus member ; Miniature Artists of America, Clearwater, FL, member ; Guild of Boston Artists, Boston, MA ; Rocky Mountain National Watermedia, Golden, CO, member ; New England Watercolor Society, Boston, MA, member, past president ; Northeast Watercolor Society, Kent, CT, member ; National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylics, New York, NY, member ;
Exhibited with: American Watercolor Society, New York, NY, member ; Allied Artists of America, New York, NY ; Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, non-resident artist member (1976-2020), emeritus member ; Royal Academy of Miniaturism in London ; Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia ; Winter Olympics in Nagano City, Japan ;
Awards: Vesper George School of Art, Boston, MA, won outstanding student award in Illustration ;

Milestones: Won more than 150 national awards for his art ; Vietnam Veteran of US Army, drafted into “Special Services” ; Loved skiing, hiking, mountain climbing, playing tennis ; grew up on a farm with his paternal grandparents, aunt and uncle, and his father, his mother died when he was sixteen ; Loved to draw animals due to growing up on the farm ; Met his wife Joan at Vesper George School of Art, Boston, MA ; Paintings appear in more than 20 painting books and in numerous art magazine articles ;

Notes: In the collection of Whistler House Museum of Art, Lowell, MA; Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA; Museum of Military History, Washington, DC; Bank of America; University of Massachusetts; Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Maine; Mid-Atlantic Commercial Company, NJ; MITRE Corporation, MA; Hartford Life, Hartford, CT; AETNA Insurance, CT; Miniature Artists of America (Gold Medal of Honor) ;

 

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Record birth date:
January 2, 2020

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