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Bernie Kinzel Peace Edit Profile

artist , art educator

Bernie Kinzel Peace, American art educator, artist. With United States Army, 1957-1960. Member Allied Artists of West Virginia, Silver Eye Center Photography.


Peace, Bernie Kinzel was born on October 20, 1933 in Williamsburg, Kentucky, United States. Son of Edgar and Ida M. (Miller) Peace.


Bachelor of Arts in Art, Berea College, 1954. Master of Fine Arts in Painting, Indiana University, 1957.


Professor art, West Liberty (West Virginia) State College, 1960-1995;professor emeritus, West Liberty (West Virginia) State College, since 1995. Invitee arts and letters series Governor's Mansion, 1993.


  • Other Work

    • One-man shows include Oglebay Institute, Wheeling, West Virginia, 1963, Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, Pennsylvania, 1968, Huntington (West Virginia) Galleries, 1969, West Virginia University, Morgantown, 1971, Weirton (West Virginia) Community Center, 1973, Northeast Missouri State University, Kirksville, 1987, Museum Fine Arts, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 1988, The Art Store, Charleston, West Virginia, 1992. Group shows include Kentucky State Fair, Louisville, 1960, Upper Ohio Valley Art Show, Wheeling, 1961, Grove City (Pennsylvania) College Invitational, 1962, 63, Bethany (West Virginia) College Art Exhibition, 1963, 68, Steubenville (Ohio) Art Association Annual Exhibit, 1964, 65, 69, 88, 91, Mint Museum Art, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1967, 70, 71, Butler Institute American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, 1967, Charleston (West Virginia) Art Gallery, 1970, 71, 72, 74, 77, Westmoreland County Museum Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, 1970, 71, 74, Purdue University, 1972, New Orleans Museum Art, 1973, Richard Hackett Galleries, Parkersville, West Virginia, 1974, Pittsburgh Watercolor Society, 1974, 75, The Country Studio, Hadley, Pennsylvania, 1976, 3-Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, 1976, Upshur County Center Creative Arts, Buckhannon, West Virginia, 1976, Erie Art Center, 1977, Wayne County Arts Council, Ceredo, West Virginia, 1978, Delf Norona Museum, Moundsville, West Virginia, 1979, Stifel Fine Arts Center, Wheeling, West Virginia, 1979-1980, 83-85, 88-89, 91-93, Gallery G, Pittsburgh, 1979, 42d Annual Exhibition Contemporary American Paintings, Palm Beach, 1980, National Competitive Exhibition Painting and Sculpture, 1981, Owensboro (Kentucky) Museum Art, 1982, Art Store Gallery, Charleston, 1984, 90-93, Cultural Center, Charleston, 1985, 87, 89, 93, West Virginia State College, 1986, 87, Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, Pennsylvania, 1991, Sunrise Museum Downtown, Charleston, 1991, U.S. Steel Tower Building Lobby Tower, Pittsburgh, 1992, 93, State Capitol Building, Charleston, 1993, West Liberty State College, 1995, 2002, 2005 (Purchase award, 2002, Certified Excellence, 2005), Wheeling Area Photography Club, 2003, 2004, (Fine Arts award, 2003, 2004).


With United States Army, 1957-1960. Member Allied Artists of West Virginia, Silver Eye Center Photography.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: backgammon, walking.


Married Sylvia A. Hitchcock, December 19, 1956. Children: Anthony P., Tracy A. Peace-Gantzer.

Edgar Peace

Ida M. (Miller) Peace

Sylvia A. Hitchcock

Anthony P. Peace

Tracy A. Peace-Gantzer Peace