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art educator

Larry John Blovits, American art educator. Avocations: golf, tennis. M C. Grantee Michigan Council Arts, 1980, 83, National Endowment for Arts, 1983, Aquinas College, 1988; recipient art awards Kansas Pastel Society, Metropolitan Portrait Society, International Exhbns. Pastels, Pen and Brush Gallery, 1989, 90,American Artist magazine, 1990, National Portrait Seminar, Atlanta, 1991, 93, others; named Master Pastelist, 1993.

Background

Blovits, Larry John was born on October 19, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of George Edward and Audrey (Codde) Blovits.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1964; Master of Fine Arts, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1966.

Career

Clerk, United States Physician organization, Royal Oak, Michigan, 1958-1964; graduate teaching assistant, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1964-1966; adjunct instructor, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1966-1967; adjunct instructor, U. Detroit, 1966-1967; adjunct instructor, Macomb County Community College, Warren, Michigan, 1966-1967; instructor Europe program, Providence College, 1971, 73, 75,77; instructor, Northern Michigan U., Marquette, 1966-1967; professor art, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1967-1993; retired, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1993. Visual arts advisor Michigan Council Arts, 1976-1981, member in artist-in-schools pool, 1977-1981, artist in residence, 1977-1978. Visiting artist Henry FordCommunity College, Dearborn, Michigan, 1972, Montcalm Community College, Sidney, Michigan, 1982, 83, Michigan Technology U., Houghton, 1989.

Artist in residence Lowell (Michigan) Middle Schools, 1984, Forest Hills Middle Schools, Grand Rapids, 1987, St. Jude Elementary, Grand Rapids, 1989.

Achievements

  • Avocations: golf, tennis. M C.

Membership

With United States Army, 1954-1957. Member Pastel Society of America, American Portrait Society (co-chairman education committee), Kansas Pastel Society, Oil Pastel Association, Midwest Pastel Society, American Society Portrait Artists, Salmagundi Club, Knickerbocker Artists.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Golf, tennis.

Connections

Married Jean Curtis; children: Laurie, Lisa, Jay, Jack, Greg. Married Joyce Elaine Dreyer, November 17, 1978 (divorced 1992). Married Linda Jeanne Felde, February 14, 1997.

father:
George Edward Blovits

mother:
Audrey (Codde) Blovits

spouses:
Linda Jeanne Felde

Jean Curtis

Joyce Elaine Dreyer

children:
Lisa Blovits

Jay Blovits

Greg Blovits

Laurie Blovits

Jack Blovits