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Magazine art director

Gerald Leroy Preator, American magazine art director. Recipient numerous graphic awards. Served with United States Navy, 1952-1956. Member Art Directors Association Iowa.

Background

Preator, Gerald Leroy was born on October 14, 1934 in Independence, Missouri, United States. Son of Virgil Douglas and Gladys (Baird) Preator.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Kansas City Art Institute, 1961.

Career

Graphic designer Better Homes Advertising, Des Moines, 1961-1967. Art director H.D. Lee Company, Kansas City, Missouri, 1967-1970. Associate art director Better Homes & Gardens Magazine, Des Moines, 1970-1976, art director, since 1976.

Views

Death is a necessary step in human progression, just as birth was. Sometime after death, the spirit and body will be reunited— and never to be separated again. This is called resurrection, and it was made possible by the death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Membership

Served with United States Navy, 1952-1956. Member Art Directors Association Iowa.

Connections

Married Jean Mae Lindenbringer, May 29, 1955 (divorced 1982). Children: Dru Alan, Kip Andrew, Michelle.

father:
Virgil Douglas Preator

mother:
Gladys (Baird) Preator

spouse:
Jean Mae Lindenbringer

children:
Dru Alan Preator

Kip Andrew Preator

Michelle Preator