Suzanne Tanner Chitwood

  • Selected Works

    Two Black Angus, 2017
    Charcoal and collage on gessoed paper
    60 x 35″

    Black Angus, Not 10, 2017
    Charcoal and collage on gessoed paper
    60 x 35″

    Black Horse Behind, 2017
    Charcoal and collage on gessoed paper
    60 x 35″

    Black Horse Front, 2017
    Charcoal and collage on gessoed paper
    60 x 35″

     

    Black Angus, #10, 2017
    Charcoal and collage on gessoed paper
    60 x 35″

  • Biography

    After completing her B.A. at the University of North Carolina, Suzanne Tanner studied at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and earned her M.F.A. in painting and drawing from Tulane University. She also completed her Teaching degree at the University of West Florida in Pensacola and afterwards spent years teaching art in various schools and at the Governor’s school for Gifted in the Visual Arts students in Charlottesville.

    In addition to Tanner’s vigorous studio practice and her large scale charcoal paintings often of dogs and cows, Tanner has written and designed two childrens’ books using her unique torn paper collages to illustrate them. These have won great praise in such papers as the New York Times Book Review. She has work in many public and private collections, including  the Battle building at the University of Virginia’s Children Hospital.

     

     

  • Articles and Publications

     

    Suzanne Chitwood, Wake Up Big Barn

    Booklist, February 1, 2002, Ilene Cooper, review of Wake up, Big Barn!, p. 945.

    Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 2002, review of Wake up, Big Barn!, p. 408.

    Publishers Weekly, April 1, 2002, review of Wake up, Big Barn!, p. 82.

    School Library Journal, April, 2002, Lee Bock, review of Wake up, Big Barn!, p. 101.

    Pippin Properties, Inc. Web site, http://www.pippinproperties.com/ (March 19, 2005), “Suzanne Tanner Chitwood.”*