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Jules Heller

artist , educator , writer

Jules Heller, American artist, educator, writer. Canada Council grantee; Landsdowne scholar University Victoria; Fulbright scholar, Argentina, 1990.


Heller, Jules was born on November 16, 1919 in New York City. Son of Jacob Kenneth and Goldie (Lassar) Heller.


AB, Arizona State College, 1939. AM, Columbia University, 1940. Doctor of Philosophy, University Southern California, 1948.

Doctor of Letters, York University, 1985.


Special art instructor, 8th St. School, Tempe, Arizona, 1938-1939;director art and music, Union Neighborhood House, Auburn, New York, 1940-1941;professor fine arts, head Department, University Southern California, 1946-1961;visiting associate professor fine arts, Pennsylvania State University, summers 1955, 57;director, Pennsylvania State University (School Arts), 1961-1963;founding dean, Pennsylvania State University (College Arts and Architecture), 1963-1968;founding dean Faculty Fine Arts, York University, Toronto, 1968-1973;professor fine arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, York University, 1973-1976;dean, College Fine Arts, Arizona State University, Tempe, 1976-1985;professor art, College Fine Arts, Arizona State University, 1985-1990;professor emeritus, dean emeritus, since 1990. Visiting professor Silpakorn U., Bangkok, Thailand, 1974, College Fine Arts, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1974, U. Nacional de Tucumán, Argentina, 1990, U. Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina, 1990. Lecturer, art juror; Cons.

Open Studio, 1975-1976. Member visiting commission on fine arts Fisk U., Nashville, 1974. Co-curator Leopoldo Méndez exhibition Arizona State University, Tempe, 1999.


  • Papermaking: How to Make Handmade Paper for Printmaking, Drawing, Painting, Relief and Cast Forms, Book Arts, and Mixed Media

    (Shows how to make paper for painting, drawing, printmakin...)

  • Printmaking Today

    (With humility, I submit this book about fine prints. I h...)

  • Printmaking Today, A Studio Handbook
  • Printmaking Today, A Studio Handbook by Jules Heller (1972) Hardcover
  • All works


Advisory board Continental affairs committee Americas Society, 1983-1986. With United States Army Air Force, 1941-1945. Member College Art Association (Distinguished Teaching of Art award 1995), Authors Guild, International Association Hand Papermakers (steering committee 1986-2007), National Foundation Advancement in the Arts (visual arts panelist 1986-1990, panel chairman 1989, 90), International Association Paper Historians, International Council Fine Arts Deans (president 1968-1969), Southern Graphics Council (printmaker emeritus award 1999).


Married Gloria Spiegel, June 11, 1947. Children: Nancy Gale, Jill Kay.

Jacob Kenneth Heller

Goldie (Lassar) Heller

Gloria Spiegel

Nancy Gale Heller

Jill Kay Heller