Eric Paddock


Paddock was the first photography curator of CHS. During his tenure, Paddock more than doubled the size of the photography collection, from 300,000 photographs to more than 800,000 and 32,000 motion picture films relating to Colorado and the West. He also created several highly regarded exhibitions and established interpretive programs.

Originally from Boulder , Paddock holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado College and a Master of Fine Arts degree in photography from Yale University . In addition to his role at the Colorado Historical Society, Paddock also has taught as a visiting professor of art history and photography for several leading Colorado institutions, including the University of Denver , the University of Colorado at Denver , Colorado College and Arapahoe Community College ’s study abroad arts program in Aix-en-Provence , France.


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