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artist , designer , educator

Frederick Napier Best, American Artist, designer, educator ( art: visiting, Educated)artist, designer, educator. Recipient award of honor Birmingham Advertising Club, 1982; Artist Fellowship grantee Alabama State Council on the Arts, 1993, 94. Member American Institute of Architects, National Art Education Association, American Institute Graphic Arts.

Background

Best, Frederick Napier was born on January 17, 1943 in Macon, Georgia, United States. Son of John Frederick and Sara (Napier) Best.

Education

Student, Auburn University, 1964. Bachelor, Birmingham Southern College, 1969. Master of Arts, University Alabama, Birmingham, 1994.

Career

Artist Birmingham News, 1969. Design department manager Dampier-Harris, Alabaster, 1976—1978. Model designer Rust Engineering, Birmingham, 1978—1981.

Owner, manager Best Finesse Studio, Trussville, 1981—1994. Design instructor Jefferson State College, Birmingham, 1981—1998. Instructor Erwin High School, 1994—1995.

Education supervisor ITT Technology Institute, 1996—1997. Freelance artist, educator, 1997—2001. Artist in residence Moody Middle School, 1998.

Art teacher Smiths Station High School, 2001-2002. Freelance artist educator, since 2002.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member American Institute of Architects, National Art Education Association, American Institute Graphic Arts.

Connections

Married Rebecca Alice Freeman, April 6, 1974. Children: Eric Jonathan, Emily Anne.

father:
John Frederick Best

mother:
Sara (Napier) Best

spouse:
Rebecca Alice Freeman

children:
Eric Jonathan Best

Emily Anne Best