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Bill J. Harper Edit Profile

educator , consultant , floral designer

Bill J. Harper, American floral designer, consultant, educator. Recipient award of merit, Florist Transworld Delivery, 1974.

Background

Harper, Bill J. was born on August 15, 1944 in Freeman, Missouri, United States. Son of Oscar Raymond Harper and Fay Elizabeth Duncan Harper.

Education

Graduate, Midway High School, Freeman, Missouri, 1962.

Career

Grower Archie Greenhouse, Sedalia, Missouri, 1963—1967. Designer, merchandiser Blantons' Flowers, Houston, 1967—1970. Designer, manager Jones/Trapp Flowers, Kansas City, Missouri, 1970—1974.

Design instructor Floral Technology and Design, 1974—1978. Design consultant Flowerama American, Waterloo, Iowa, 1978—1979. Design instructor, director Stuppy Floral Design School, Kansas City, since 1979.

Floral, design consultant. Lecturer in field; guest design instructor Musa School Floral Design, Yokohama, Japan, 1990—1997. Floral team coordinator for rededication Statue of Liberty, 1986.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Design work featured in numerous national and international publications.

Membership

Fellow: American Institute Floral Designers (national and international membership chairman 1985-1989, board directors 1985-1993, vice president 1989-1990, president-elect 1990-1991, president 1991-1992, representative World Flower Council Congress 1992, 1997, Outstanding Service award 1996). Member: Florist Academy Missouri (charter), Kansas State Florist Association (associate), Ozark Florist Association (associate Outstanding Achievement award 1990), Society of America Florists (associate), Missouri State Florist Association (associate), American Academy Florists.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Gardening, wildlife preservation, conservation, travel.

Connections

father:
Oscar Raymond Harper

mother:
Fay Elizabeth Duncan Harper