For 39 years I taught Art and Humanities at St. Paul's School in Concord New Hampshire. Over those years I served as Director of the former Hargate Gallery and the Crumpacker Gallery, was Head of the Arts Department, and Program Head of the Fine Arts Program. Along with other boarding school assignments such as Head of House and athletic coaching, it was a fulfilling and wonderful career. I am grateful to my colleagues as well as all the amazing students I have had the privilege to work with.
I began painting as a student at the Overseas School of Rome where I used drawing and painting as a means of visual note taking in art history classes. I graduated from Holy Cross College in Worcester Massachusetts with a degree in art history. From there I moved to New York and worked for a Wall Street firm doing research and securities analysis. The firm was dynamic, and the work was extremely interesting. After two years, however, I realized that I was more passionate about art than I was about business. I began working at St. Paul's School in September of 1983 and have become totally immersed in this fully residential boarding school. Over the years I have taken classes at various institutes, but my most significant education has come from working under experienced painters. In 1983 I spent a month at Holy Cross working in watercolor with Michael Tang sj. In 1989 I met Thomas Buechner who was commissioned by St. Paul's to paint a series of landscapes and eventually school portraits. From Tom I learned about oil painting and the various technical aspects of the medium. I travel quite frequently, painting in Europe and the US. While on sabbatical in France (1998-1999), I spent the year painting landscape and still life in Provence. During the summers I teach in Germany at Bild-Werk Frauenau- an adult education summer academy in the Bavarian Forest not far from the Czech border. Outside of St. Paul's and my own studio I serve on the board of trustees of The Kimball-Jenkins Estate- a Historical site that houses a thriving art school for students of all ages.
My Wife Toni and I have retired to our home in Concord where I continue to paint in my studio.
Born September 19, 1957, Massachusetts.
•1976 June, Graduated the Overseas School of Rome, 811 Via Cassia, Rome, Italy
•1978/79 Studied painting at Centro Barbieri, Rome, Italy
•1980 May, Graduated, BA/Art History, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester Mass.
• Individual classes or workshops:
• Worcester Art Museum
• Manchester Institute of Arts and Sciences
• Art New England summer workshop- Nate Goldstien’s Figure drawing.
• L’Ecole des Beaux Artes - Avignon France
• 1980/82 Securities Analyst, Gilder Gagnon and Co, 19 West 57th Street, New York, NY
• 1982/83 Liturgical Arts Consultant, Rambusch Co, New York, NY
• 1983/ 2022 Member of the faculty (Arts ). St. Paul’s School, Concord NH - Teaching painting, advanced painting, Art History, and Humanities.
• Head of the Arts Department, St. Paul's School
• Program Head-Fine Program
• Director of the Former Hargate Gallery, Director of the Crumpacker Gallery
Hot Air Painters, Elmira College, Elmira NY 1996
Hopkinton Historical Society, 1990 -1997
St. Paul’s School Fine Arts Faculty Exhibit: 1984- 2008
Millbrook Gallery, Concord NH, 1994
Anderson Soule Gallery 2004
Kimball Jenkins Estate: 2016
One Person Exhibits:
Anderson Soule Gallery 2002 and 2006
Universal Studios- Four Paintings -Baby Mamma- 2007
Universal Studios- Two Paintings- Julie and Julia- 2008
Showtime- 10 Paintings- The Affair- 2014
Amblin Entertainment- 8 Paintings- Girl On A Train-2016
ABC Studio-6 Paintings for the series Quantico
Awards and Honors:
• 1997 Awarded STAR teacher recognition by Cornell University and the Merrill Scholar program.
• Recipient of the Independence Foundation Chair in Humanities and the Arts.
Colin J. Callahan
I currently serve on the Board of Directors of Kimball Jenkins Inc.