Education: Art Institute of Chicago, San Francisco Art School, studied under Sydney Bell and C.S. Price.
Collections: Portland Art Museum, Oregon Historical Society, Hallie Ford Museum.
Born and raised in Oregon, Tester began his career as an artist for The Oregonian. After working as a commercial artist with large New York advertising firms for twenty years, he quit and painted full-time, traveling widely and having successful shows in Mexico, Italy and Paris. Settling in southern Europe, he created seven covers for Time magazine as well as covers for the New Yorker, Saturday Evening Post, Colliers and other national magazines. He received an award as “The Critics Choice” at the 1945 Armory show. In 1963 he returned to Portland and painted until his death. He was the brother of the painter, Amanda Tester Snyder.