Chester Arnold was born in Santa Monica, CA in 1952. He grew up in Germany where he studied with private teachers in Munich from 1966-1969. Returning to the States, he attended the College of Marin Kentfield in California from 1970-1974 and the San Francisco Art Institue from 1986- 1987.
Arnold's accomplishments are many, including awards for Best In Show at the Falkirk Annual Open Show San Rafael, CA in 1985 as well as in 1987. He also took Best in Show at the Marin Arts Guild Open Show in 1987. He has been included in several solo exhibitions and in an even larger number of group shows.
In his first lithographs, Arnold defines the landscape and cityscape as they are redefined by the effects of contemporary culture. In his art, he translates his concerns about the explorative and exploitive nature of mankind.
During the late 1990’s, Arnold collaborated with printer, Bill Lagatutta at the Tamarind Institute creating “Addition”, a one-color lithograph with hand coloring, and “Subtraction”, a five-color lithograph with chine collé and hand coloring.