Fielding Dawson (1930-2002) was born in New York City. He studied at Black Mountain College with Charles Olson. He was primarily known as writer, but he also painted and worked with collage. Dawson attended Black Mountain College from 1949 to 1953. Afterward he served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955. He is the author of 21 books, including short stories and novels. Dawson’s novel, “The Black Mountain Book,” was published in 1991.