Virignia Tech Special Collections
Chester Leich was born in Evansville, Indiana in 1889. He was educated in American, German, and Swiss schools. He studied art from 1910 to 1915 in Florence, Rome, Munich, Hamburg, and Torbole, Lake Garda. Since 1915 he has lived in Chicago. New York, and Leonia, New Jersey, making extended trips to England and Scandanavia. Most of his work is oil painting and etching.
Mr. Leich is a member of the Society of American Etchers, Chicago Society of Etchers, Philadelphia Society of Etchers, Indiana Society of Print Makers, and American Artists Professional League. He is represented in a number of important collections and museums.
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