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painter , art executive

Alan Gene Urban, American art director. Recipient IMMY award Information Industry Association, 1985, Award of Merit, Boca Raton Museum, 1999; 9 awards of merit, American Institute Graphic Arts, 1990, 11 awards of merit, 1992, award of merit, Graphis Design, 1993.


Urban, Alan Gene was born on April 12, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Ernest Frank and Jean Barbara (Jenicek) University.


Associate of Arts, Miami-Dade Community College, 1968. Bachelor, University South Florida, 1971.


Art director, S. Petersburg (Florida) Times Public Company, 1972-1975; president, creative director, Urban, Taylor and Associations, Miami, since 1975; senior partner, Fiddler and Urban, Inc., Miami, since 1982. Consultant El Norte Public Company, Monterey, Mexico, 1979-1980, Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch Public Company, 1980-1981, El Diaria De Nuevo Laredo (Mexico), 1982-1984, Zocalo Public Company, Piedras Negras, Mexico, since 1985, Center for Fine Arts, Miami, 1993-1995.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibited in group shows at Society Four Arts, 1979, 99, National All Media Competition, Ridge Art Association, 2000, Art 2000, Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery, 2D/3D All Florida Exhibition, Fort Myers Alliance for the Arts, 2000, Spin-National Theme Show (1st place award), Alan Urban, Paintings and Graphic Design (two-person show), Pensacola Junior College Gallery, 1999, All-Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition (Merit award), 1999, 2000, Print Regional Design Annual show, 1986 (2 certificates of excellence), Graphic Design: United States of America, 1986 (2 Desi awards), Printing Industry American show, 1986 (Best of Category award), Pensacola Junior College Art Gallery, 1999, Boca Raton Museum Art, 2000. Published in art and design magazines including Typograph 13 (Merit award) How Magazine, Publish Magazine, Design Annual (2 Best in Category awards), Graphic Design Inspirations and Innovations, Prints Regional Design Annals, 90-92 (5 merit awards). Patentee antenna device.


Sustaining member Station WPBT Public Television, Miami, 1979. Member Metropolitan Museum and Art Center, Miami, 1987. Member American Advisory Federation (ADDY awards since 1985), American Institute Graphic Artists, Graphic Arts Guild, Society Publication Designers (Award of Merit 1985), Society Newspaper Design, Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Bakehouse Art Complex, Art Center/S. Florida, Lowe Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art.


Married Katherine Ann Taylor, April 17, 1982. Children: Jennifer, Alexander.

Ernest Frank University

Jean Barbara (Jenicek) University

Katherine Ann Taylor

Alexander Urban

Jennifer Urban