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Clifton James Monteith, American artist. National Endowment of Arts fellow, 1992, Japan fellow United States-Japan Friendship Commission, 1994. Member American Craft Council Library.


Monteith, Clifton James was born on July 8, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of James Elsworth and Shirley Alice (Bossardet) Monteith.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Michigan State University, 1968; postgraduate, Michigan State University, 1973-1974.


Instructor painting, drawing and sculpture, Michigan, Connecticut, New York, 1968-1984; twig furniture and sculpture designer and builder, Lake Ann, Michigan, since 1985. Guest lecturer University of Michigan School Art, Ann Arbor, 1987, instructor twig design and construction workshop, 1987, 90, 92. Guest lecturer Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1990, Parnham College, Dorset, England, 1993.

Lecturer Southern Ohio Museum, Portsmouth, Ohio, 1993, Takumi-Jyuku wood working school, Makigahora, Gifu, Japan, 1994, Far East Society Archs. and Engineers, Osaka, Japan, 1994, Osaka Designer's College, 1994, Artist's Forum, International House of Japan, Tokyo, 1994, Dennos Museum, Traverse City, Michigan, 1995. Speaker Organic Architecture Forum, College Art Association Annual Conference, New York City, 1994.



Member American Craft Council Library.


Married Elizabeth Ann Sutherland, June 14, 1969 (divorced April 1985). 1 child, Matthew Fredrick. Married Nancy Louise Paepke, September 29, 1986.

James Elsworth Monteith

Shirley Alice (Bossardet) Monteith

Nancy Louise Paepke

Elizabeth Ann Sutherland

Matthew Fredrick Monteith