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Vachon, Andrew Wm. (Andrew William), 1910-1979



  • Existence: 1910-04-22 - 1979-06-01

Biographical note

Andrew William Vachon was born 1910 in Newton Centre, Massachusetts. His passion for art, nature, and faith, combined with his studies in nuclear physics and mathematics, led to an acclaimed artistic career within the Jesuit community. Vachon was ordained at Weston College in Massachusetts in 1942 after attending Santa Clara, Gonzaga University, and Boston College. He also took classes at Cooper Union Institute, the Arts Student League in New York, and the New York Institute of Photography. Before returning to Gonzaga, he served as a chaplain and artist-in-residence for five years at Marymount Military Academy in Tacoma. Vachon later served as Gonzaga University's first artist-in-residence. He died in Spokane, Washington in 1979.

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Boston College collection of Andrew William Vachon, SJ


Collection of original pen and ink drawings by twentieth-century Jesuit and artist Andrew William Vachon, SJ. Also includes three printed reproductions of Vachon's work. Illustrations depict Boston College and religious imagery.

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Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1951, undated