Denomination: Roman Catholic
Francis Joseph Quirk, American artist, educator. Recipient Chassey Memorial Benedict award; Tiffany Foundation fellow; Judges award Ocean Park, 1956; Old Orchard award, 1962; Lindback award distinguished teaching, 1965; Ossabaw Island Project grantee, 1968, fellow, 1972. Member Kinney Shoes Association (president), Sigma Phi Epsilon (honorary life).
Montgomery School, 1930-1935. Professor art history, drawing and painting Ogontz College, 1935-1940, co-head art department, 1940-1950. Professor contemporary perspective-painting Hussian Art School, Philadelphia, 1948-1950.
Department chairman fine arts Lehigh University, 1950-1970, professor, 1952-1970, curator permanent collections, director exhbns., since 1970. Television programs These Our Own, station WFIL-television, Philadelphia, Art as We See It, station WGPA, 1955-1961. Works exhibited nat. shows: represented permanent collection Lehigh University, U. Massachusetts, Colby College, Wilson College, Allentown College, Kraushaar College, Parker College, Ships Museum, Savannah, Canton Institute of Art Stroudsburg Hospital, Bethlehem City Center, Deiruff High School, Allentown, Pennsylvania, Georgia Museum Art, Notre Dame U. Art Gallery, Smithsonian Institution other public, private collections.
Portraits displayed City Hall, Litzenberger House, Bethlehem, American Consulate, Zurich, Switzerland, others. Board advisers Architectural Commission, Bethlehem. Chairman fine arts, architecture coms.