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Jules Heller

Jules Heller, American artist, educator, writer. Canada Council grantee; Landsdowne scholar University Victoria; Fulbright scholar, Argentina, 1990.

Background

  • Heller, Jules was born on November 16, 1919 in New York City. Son of Jacob Kenneth and Goldie (Lassar) Heller.

  • Education

    • AB, Arizona State College, 1939. AM, Columbia University, 1940. Doctor of Philosophy, University Southern California, 1948.

      Doctor of Letters, York University, 1985.

    Career

    • Special art instructor 8th St. School, Tempe, Arizona, 1938-1939. Director art and music Union Neighborhood House, Auburn, New York, 1940-1941. Professor fine arts, head department University Southern California, 1946-1961.

      Visiting associate professor fine arts Pennsylvania State University, summers 1955, 57. Director Pennsylvania State University (School Arts), 1961-1963. Founding dean Pennsylvania State University (College Arts and Architecture), 1963-1968.

      Founding dean Faculty Fine Arts York University, Toronto, 1968-1973. Professor fine arts Faculty of Fine Arts, York University, 1973-1976. Dean College Fine Arts, Arizona State University, Tempe, 1976-1985, professor art, 1985-1990, professor emeritus, dean emeritus, 1990—2007.

      Visiting professor Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, 1974, College Fine Arts, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1974, University National Tucumán, Argentina, 1990, University National Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina, 1990. Lecturer, art juror; Consultant Open Studio, 1975-1976. Visiting committee on fine arts Fisk University, Nashville, 1974.

      Co-curator Leopoldo Méndez exhibition Arizona State University, Tempe, 1999.

    Works

    Membership

    Advisory board Continental affairs committee Americas Society, 1983-1986. With United States Army Air Force, 1941-1945. Member College Art Association (Distinguished Teaching of Art award 1995), Authors Guild, International Association Hand Papermakers (steering committee 1986-2007), National Foundation Advancement in the Arts (visual arts panelist 1986-1990, panel chairman 1989, 90), International Association Paper Historians, International Council Fine Arts Deans (president 1968-1969), Southern Graphics Council (printmaker emeritus award 1999).

    Connections

    • Married Gloria Spiegel, June 11, 1947. Children: Nancy Gale, Jill Kay.
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    Born November 16, 1919
    Died December 28, 2007
    (aged 88)
    • 1939
      Arizona State College
    • 1940
      Columbia University
    • 1948
      University Southern California
    • 1985
      York University
    • 1938 - 1939
      Special art instructor, 8th St. School
      Tempe, Arizona, United States
    • 1940 - 1941
      director, art and music Union Neighborhood House
      Auburn, Washington, United States
    • 1946 - 1961
      professor, department University Southern California
    • 1946 - 1961
      head, department University Southern California
    • 1961 - 1963
      director, Pennsylvania State University (School Arts)
    • 1963 - 1968
      founding dean Pennsylvania State University (College Arts and Architect, ure)
    • 1968 - 1973
      founding dean Faculty Fine Arts York University
      Toronto, Ohio, United States
    • 1973 - 1976
      professor, fine arts Faculty of Fine Arts
    • 1976 - 1985
      dean College Fine Arts
      Tempe, Arizona, United States
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