Schick Art Gallery

EARL PARDON (1926-1991)


1951, BFA, Painting, Memphis Academy of Arts
1959, MFA, Painting, Syracuse University

Professional Positions:          

1951-88, Professor of Art, Skidmore College (Chair, 1968-1977)
1954-55, Assistant Director of Design, Towle Silversmiths
1960-69, Consultant, Old Newbury Crafters


1948, Scholarship, 4th National Silversmiths Conference sponsored by Handy & Harman
1952, Award in Metal, Young Americans, American Craftsmen's Council, NY, NY
1954, First Prize, Jewelry, Wichita Art Association
1955, Purchase Award, Smithsonian Institution
1959, "Suspended Forms" Enamels Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, NY, NY
1960, Design Competition Commission Prudential Insurance Company, Newark, NJ


1960, Art In America, New Talent Issue
1961, Interiors,"Maria Bergson: Case Study"
1981, 1985, Metalsmith Magazine
1982, American Craft, "The Jewelry of Earl Pardon"
1986, Ornament, "Earl Pardon, Master of American Jewelry
1986, Southern Accents, "Master of Modernism: Earl Pardon"
2008, American Craft, "Earl Pardon: Palette Maestro"


The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Yale Gallery of Art, New Haven, CT
Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC
Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Museum of Decorative Arts, Montreal, Canada
Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN

Special Thanks To

The Pardon Family, Susan Beech, Old Newbury Crafters (Good Taste, LLC), Colleen & John Kotelly, Leatrice S. & Melvin B. Eagle, Wade Harrison II, Mr. & Mrs. Carl Pforzheimer III, Aaron Faber Gallery, Martha Connell & Connell Gallery, Brece Honeycutt, Wendy Anthony.