Ed Challenger

Ed Challenger was born in Newcastle, Delaware.  Ed attended the Museum School of Art in Philadelphia (now the University of the Arts).  His varied career has seen him as art director, illustrator and design instructor for advertising agencies and art institutions.  He created book jacket designs, brochures, company letterheads and commerical product label designs. As a self-employed artist/sculptor he created award-winning bronzes that have been widely exhibited on the east coast.  Throughout his life Ed has worked in pen and ink, pastel, watercolor, printmaking, iron, bronze, and oil.

Ed works mainly in his studio in Bishopville, Maryland. His work has won awards such as the Rottler Award for Excellence from the York Art Association in York, Pennsylvania; and the Award of Excellence at the National Juried Exhibition at the Art Institute and Gallery, Salisbury, Maryland.  He has exhibited at Elizabethtown College, Pennsylvania, the William Penn Museum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania,  the Art Institute and Gallery, Salisbury, Maryland  the Art League of Ocean City Maryland and  Bishop’s Stock, Snow Hill and the Globe Theatre in Berlin, Maryland.  Ed serves as a volunteer at the Art Institute and Gallery in Salisbury, Maryland.  He has been married to his wife, Emmy, since 1958, and is the father of three and grandfather of seven.


"Ed Challenger is one of the regions most versatile artists.  Few Artists are able to achieve such success in different genres"  
Ann Coates,  American Art  Collector, November 2007.