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artist , educator

Joseph Herman Melançon, American artist, educator. Achievements include creation of World's largest functional mousetrap, 1998 Guiness Book of World Records. Member Southwestern Watercolor Society (president 1997-1998, Appreciation award 1998), Western Federation Watercolor Societies (signature member), National Watercolor Society (signature member), Phi Kappa Phi.

Background

Melançon, Joseph Herman was born on December 16, 1938 in Baton Rouge. Son of Joseph Herman and Margaret (Trista) Melançon.

Education

Bachelor, Louisiana State University, 1962. Master of Fine Arts in Painting, Texas Women's University, 2000.

Career

Curator of exhibits Charlotte (North Carolina) Children's Museum, 1962-1963, Fort Worth Museum of Science and Industry, Fort Worth, Texas, 1963-1968. Designer, photographer Peter Wolf Associates, Dallas, 1968-1977. Artist, owner Joseph Melançon Studios, since 1977.

Instructor drawing and taxidermy Eastfield Community College, Dallas, 1972-1990.

Achievements

  • Achievements include creation of World's largest functional mousetrap, 1998 Guiness Book of World Records.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Painter: exhibitions include Western Federation Watercolor Societies, 1993 (Best of Show), National Watercolor Society (Georgio award), American Watercolor Society 125th Annual (CFS medal), 1998, National Arts for the Parks Top 100, 22d Annual Watercolor Exhibition, Panama City, Florida (Best of Show), others. Contributor (book): Splash 3: America's Best Contemporary Watercolorists, 1994.

Membership

Member Southwestern Watercolor Society (president 1997-1998, Appreciation award 1998), Western Federation Watercolor Societies (signature member), National Watercolor Society (signature member), Phi Kappa Phi.

Connections

Married Wanda Sharon Sanchez, August 19, 1961 (divorced October, 1983). Children: Jill, Janet, Mark, Michelle. Married Belle Gordon Heneberger, April 14, 1987.

Children: Josh, Jake.

father:
Joseph Herman Melançon

mother:
Margaret (Trista) Melançon

spouses:
Wanda Sharon Sanchez

Belle Gordon Heneberger

children:
Jill Melançon

Janet Melançon

Mark Melançon

Michelle Melançon

Josh Melançon

Jake Melançon