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artist , art educator

Donald John Forsythe, American artist, educator. Recipient Pew Foundation Curriculum grant, 1987, Award for Excellence in Teaching, American Institute of Architects, 1992, faculty scholarship grant, Messiah College Faculty, 1993, 1999, 2002, 2006; fellow, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, 2002. Member Christians in Visual Arts (board directors since 1985, president 1991-1993).


Forsythe, Donald John was born on July 2, 1955 in Pittsburgh. Son of John M. and Jane M. (Morrow) Forsythe.


Bachelor of Science in Education, Indiana University Pennsylvania, 1977. Master of Fine Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1979.


Graphic designer Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, New York, 1979-1980, instructor art, 1979-1981, Graduate School, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1979. Professor art Messiah College, Grantham, Pennsylvania, 1982—2002. Artist Dolan/Maxwell Gallery, Philadelphia, 1983-1988.

Director M. Louise Aughinbaugh Gallery, Grantham, 1984-1989, 94—. Distinguished professor art Messiah College, since 2003. Participant workshops in field.

Lecturer in field.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibited in group shows at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, 1989, Laguna Gloria Museum, Austin, Texas, 1989 (jurors award), University Pennsylvania Museum, Harrisburg, 1990 (art works award), 1995 (1st prize in sculpture), Graham Center Museum, Wheaton, Illinois, 1990 (Best of Show award). Designer stained glass windows, Church of St. Stephen, Harrisburg, 1992, Mission Hills Baptist Church, Littleton, Colorado, 1995.


Member Christians in Visual Arts (board directors since 1985, president 1991-1993).


Married Christine A. Tickle, March 4, 1978. 1 child, Christopher Michael.

John M. Forsythe

Jane M. (Morrow) Forsythe

Christine A. Tickle

Christopher Michael Forsythe