Burt Chernow was an educator, art historian and a prolific author. He began teaching art in public schools in New York and Connecticut after serving in the U.S. Army in the mid-1950’s. In the 1960’s he accepted a full professorship at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where he chaired the Art Department. He was the founding director of the Housatonic Museum of Art.
He authored many exhibition catalogues as well as articles for various art journals, including Craft Horizons, Art News, Art New England and others. His artwork is seen in private collections and was on display at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair.