Roy Mason 1886-1972

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Born in Gilbert Mills, N. Y., March 15, 1886, Mason was educated there in the public schools. Meanwhile he had undertaken the study of art under his father’s instruction. Since 1929 he has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Gold Medal of Honor for watercolor of the Allied Artists of America show of 1952-53. He is presently represented in the Metropolitan Museum of New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and 15 other museums throughout the country, and more than 100 private collections. In partnership with his brother, he served as art director for 35 years with F. E. Mason and Sons, engravers, in Batavia. In 1930 he became an Associate of the National Academy, and in 1940 was elected to full membership as National Academician. He is a life member and 1953 vice president of the American Water Color Society, Philadelphia Water Color Society, Rochester Art Club and other organizations and an art contributor to the covers of Readers Digest, Colliers, and other periodicals.