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artist , educator

David Milton LaPlantz, Spanish, American artist, retired educator. Fulbright scholar 1985. Chairperson, member advisory committee Station KHSU-FM, Humboldt State University, Arcata, 1992-1994.


LaPlantz, David Milton was born on June 12, 1944 in Toledo. Son of Milton N. LaPlantz and Bernice L. Merle.


Bachelor of Science in Education, Bowling Green State University, 1966. Master of Fine Arts in Metal Smithing, Cranbrook Academy Art, 1969.


Instructor jewelry Institute American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, 1967-1968, Flint (Michigan) Community College, 1968-1969, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, 1969-1970. Assistant professor art San Diego Sate University, 1970-1971. Assistant professor Humboldt State University, Arcata, California, 1971-1977, professor, 1978—2002.

Visiting artist Kent (Ohio) State University, 1977—1978.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Jewelry Metalwork Survey 1991: Survey, Visions, Concepts, Communicating, 1991, Jewelry/Metal Work Survey #2: A Way of Communicating, 1992, Jewelry/Metalwork Survey #3: Ideas, Images, Imagemakers, 1993. Exhibited in group shows at Oliver Art Center, California College Arts and Crafts, Oakland, 1990, Connel Gallery, Atlanta, 1990, Great American Gallery, Atlanta, 1990, Ontario (Canada) Crafts Council's Craft Gallery, 1993, The National Library, Ottawa, Canada, 1993, Gallery Craft Alliance, St. Louis, 1994, Oakland Museum Art, 1994, Montgomery College Art Gallery, Rockville, Maryland, 1996, John Waldron Arts Center, Bloomington, Indiana, 1998, Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery, University California, Santa Cruz, California, 1999. Represented in permanent collections American Craft Museum, New York City, California Crafts Museum, San Francisco, National Museum American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, National Museum Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan, Oakland Museum Art, Ontario Crafts Council, Toronto, Canada, Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, Germany.


Chairperson, member advisory committee Station KHSU-FM, Humboldt State University, Arcata, 1992-1994.


  • Other Interests

    Motorcycles, custom cars, landscaping.


Married Shereen F. Buckland, February 7, 1970 (deceased September 2003).

Milton N. LaPlantz

Bernice L. Merle

Shereen F. Buckland