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Fine arts educator

Justine Claire Mantor-Clarysse, American fine arts educator. Named Best of Show, Fountain Hills Art Fair, Arizona, 1993, 94, Best of Show and First Place Acrylic, Juried Competition, 1994, Fountain Hills Art Fair; grantee Illinois Arts Council, 1978, Illinois Art Council/Mellon Foundation, 1979, National Humanities Association, 1980, Illinois Humanities Council, 1980-1981.


Mantor-Clarysse, Justine Claire was born on August 12, 1943 in Neenah, Wisconsin, United States. Daughter of Jack Allen and Ann Elizabeth (Suchy) Mantor.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, School Art Institute Chicago, 1967. Master of Arts, Northern Illinois University, 1969. Master of Fine Arts, Northern Illinois University, 1971.


Associate professor fine arts, Loyola University, Chicago, 1971-1993; director women's studies, Loyola University, Chicago, 1982-1983; represented by, Artisimo Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona. Instructor College College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, 1971-1972, North Shore Art League, Winnetka, Illinois, 1972-1973, DuPage Art League, Wheaton, Illinois, 1972. Gallery director Water Tower Gallery, Loyola University, Chicago, 1973-1982.

Lectr.Ill. Conference L.Am. Studies, University of Illinois, 1990, Chantanqua Conference Foreign Lang.Tchrs., Pheasant Run, Illinois, 1991, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1991, Mid-American College Art Association, Madison, Wisconsin, 1991, 92, Mid-American South-East College Art Association, Birmingham, Ala, 1992, National College Art Association, Seattle, 1993, New York, 94.


  • Other Work

    • Solo exhibitions include University Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, 1979, Springfield (Illinois) Art Association, 1979, John Nelson Bergstrom Art Center and Museum, Neenah, Wisconsin, 1980, Aurora (Illinois) College, 1980, Arc Gallery, Chicago, 1981, 83, Illini Union Gallery, Champaign, Illinois, 1982, Fountain Hills Community Center, Arizona, 1990, Downtown Gallery, Phoenix, 1994, others. Permanent collections include Illinois State Museum, Rockford Museum, Kemper Insurance Company, Gillman Gallery, Chicago, Byer Museum, Northern Illinois University Student Center and Fine Arts Department, Loyola University Gallery College, Chicago, others.


Member American Association of University Professors, National College Art Association (lecturer 1993), Mid-American College Art Association (lecturer 1991, 92), International Friends of Transformative Art (co-editor The Transformer newsletter) Fountain Hills Art League, Arizona Artists' Guild, Chicago Artists' Coalition, School The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago Alumni Association, Arizona Women's Caucus for Art (president 1994).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: painting, bookbinding, archaeology, Mexican culture.


Married John Allan Wantz, June 18, 1968 (divorced 1983). Married Omer T. Clarysse, July 28, 1994.

Jack Allen Mantor

Ann Elizabeth (Suchy) Mantor

Omer T. Clarysse

John Allan Wantz