Hall, Chenoweth (1908 - 1999)

Genre: General Fiction, Non-Fiction

Chenoweth Hall was an artist, musician, writer and teacher. Chennie, as her friends knew her, was born in New Albany, Indiana and spent her formative years in New York. In 1940 Hall moved to Prospect Harbor where she shared a home with writer Miriam Colwell for over fifty years. Hall wrote short stories and published two books. Before her retirement in 1978, Hall was artist-in-residence and associate professor of art at the University of Maine, Machias, for ten years. One of her most noted sculptures is a 4.5 ton memorial to conductor Pierre Monteux and is located in Hancock. Hall died April 19,1999, in Ellsworth. Her watercolors and sculpture continue to be shown in Maine galleries.

Selected Bibliography

  • The Crow on the Spruce, published in 1946, revolves around a powerful family in a Maine fishing village of the 1940s.
  • A Portrait of Maine text for Photography book by Bernice Abbott (1968)

Selected Resources

Papers are located at the Smithsonian Institution.