Dawson Shaw, art teacher and inspiration

dawson shaw, teacher

I am unpacking boxes (again, some more) and came across this clipping of my high school art teacher, Dawson Shaw and I having a confab over a pen and ink drawing. He was a wonderful teacher, and was directly responsible for my application to college and eventually attending art school in Philadelphia. I know he passed away in the eighties but can’t find much about him on the ‘net. He was endlessly patient and kind, with high expectations for us and what we could do with our art. Maybe that’s enough.

Thank you, Mr. Shaw!

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  1. Beth Wilson

    Hi Amy! I too have tried to search for Dawson on the internet to no avail but my search lead me to your blog. I graduated from Bloomfield High in ’82. Dawson got me a Pell Grant and steared me towards art school. What a beautiful, generous soul he was. Thank you for posting.

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