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artist , educator

David Becker, American Artist, educator. Subject of numerous articles and reviews. Creative Artist grantee Michigan Council Arts, 1982; National Education Association Visual Arts fellow, 1993-1994. First lieutenant United States Army, 1961-1963. Fellow The MacDowell Colony; member National Academy of Design (national academician).

Background

Becker, David was born on August 16, 1937 in Milwaukee. Son of Walter Gustav and Fern Bertha (Raddatz) Becker.

Education

Student, Layton School Art, 1956-1958;Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1961;Master of Fine Arts, University of Illinois, 1965.

Career

Assistant professor, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1965-1971;associate professor, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1971-1980;professor, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1980-1985;associate professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1985-1987;professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, since 1987. Visiting professor University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1978-1979. Visiting artist Utah State University, Logan, 1981.

Art lecturer in field.

Achievements

  • Subject of numerous articles and reviews.

Works

Membership

First lieutenant United States Army, 1961-1963. Fellow The MacDowell Colony. Member National Academy of Design (national academician).

Connections

Married Catherine Claytor, August 27, 1960 (divorced 1981). Children: Sarah Lynne, Amelia Elisabeth. Married Patricia Ann Fennell, November 13, 1988.

1 child, Sloane Fennell.

father:
Walter Gustav Becker

mother:
Fern Bertha (Raddatz) Becker

spouses:
Catherine Claytor

Patricia Ann Fennell

children:
Sarah Lynne Becker

Amelia Elisabeth Becker

Sloane Fennell Becker