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art educator

Larry S. Pukelis, American art educator. Certified art teacher (special) K-12, Illinois. Talent scholar Governors State University, School of Art Institute Chicago scholar Junior League Chicago, 1965; named Sam's Club Teacher of Year, 1999. Member National Art Education Association, Illinois Art Education Association.


Pukelis, Larry S. was born on December 4, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Stanley Donald and Irene A. Pukelis.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of Art Institute of Chicago, 1974. Master of Arts in Visual Arts, Governors State University, 1975.


Art supervisor Dearborn Glass Company, Bedford Park, Illinois, 1974-1975. Studio assistant Governors State University, University Park, 1974-1975. Continuing education instructor Kankakee (Illinois) Community College, 1975-1976.

Art instructor Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, Illinois, 1975-1977. Art instructor, gallery director South Suburban College, South Holland, 1975-1984. Art instructor Willibroro Catholic High School, Chicago, 1984-1987.

Chairperson fine arts department, member academy counsel Resurrection High School, since 1987. Freelance artist, Chicago, since 1969.


  • Certified art teacher (special) K-12, Illinois.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibited in group shows South Suburban College, 1987, 92, Governors State University, 1992, Daley College, Chicago, 1986.


Member National Art Education Association, Illinois Art Education Association.


  • Other Interests

    Guitar music, jogging, cooking.


Married Debbie Walsh, November 28, 1981.

Stanley Donald

Irene A. Pukelis

Debbie Walsh