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artist

John Mart Opie, American artist. National Endowment for Arts grantee, 1967, 89.

Background

Opie, John Mart was born on December 10, 1936 in Sandusky, Ohio, United States. Son of Albert Lee and Mary Elizabeth (Montee) Opie.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Kent State University, 1958. Master of Arts, Kent State University, 1959.

Career

Teacher, Akron (Ohio) The Art Institute of Chicago School Design, 1959-1963;teacher, Pasadena (California) City College, 1963-1965;associate professor, head painting, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1965-1970. Represented by Sylvia Schmidt Gallery, New Orleans, The More Gallery, Inc., Philadelphia.

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Connections

Married Susan Aitkenhead, February 10, 1962. Children: Benjamin, Helen, Amelia, Carol.

father:
Albert Lee Opie

mother:
Mary Elizabeth (Montee) Opie

spouse:
Susan Aitkenhead

children:
Benjamin Opie

Helen Opie

Amelia Opie

Carol Opie