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Louis B. M. Rizzolo Edit Profile

artist , educator

Louis B. M. Rizzolo, American artist, educator. Grantee Ford Foundation, Dow Corning, Du Pont, Upjohn, Michigan Council Arts, Michigan Millenium Project, 1995-2000, Michigan Foundation Arts, 1996, Education for the Arts, Will Keith Kellogg, Kalamazoo Arts Council, National Exhibition/Collections: Western Michigan University fellowship.


Rizzolo, Louis B. M. was born on October 8, 1933 in Ferndale, Michigan, United States. Son of Louis and Bella (Bronson) Rizzolo.


Bachelor of Science in Art, Western Michigan University, 1956. Master of Arts in Fine Art, University Iowa, 1960. Postgraduate, University Georgia, 1969.


Teacher art Petoskey (Michigan) Public Schools, 1956-1964. Teacher art history, art studio North Central Michigan College, Petoskey, 1959-1964. Graduate teaching assistant University Iowa, Iowa CIty, 1958-1960.

Teacher painting Kalamazoo Institute Art, 1970-1985. Professor art Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, since 1964. Teacher painting, drawing, interdisciplinary/multi media, installation/performance/exhibition juror, lecturer and teacher international workshops, Switzerlan, Austria, Canada, France, Scotland, Hawaii, Norway, since 1989.

Artistic and general director Rizzolo and Assocs.: Inflatale Light Workshop Collaborative, Kalamazoo, 1980-1992. Co-director research Creative Learning Program, Kalamazoo, 1986-1992. R.W.S. London Watercolor delegate Republican of China (Best of Watercolor Book 1995).


Captain Army of the United States, 1958-1968. Member International Society Art & Technology, Michigan Watercolor Society, World Forum of Acoustic Ecology.


Married Patricia Ann, June 30, 1956 (divorced 1982). Children; Connie Lucille, Louis Matthew, Marc Angelo. Married Linda Talbot, December 3, 1982.

Stepchildren: Heather MacIntyre, Cameron Smith, Jennifer Talbot, Meghan Smith.

Louis Rizzolo

Bella (Bronson) Rizzolo

Patricia Ann

Linda Talbot

Heather MacIntyre Rizzolo

Cameron Smith Rizzolo

Jennifer Talbot Rizzolo

Meghan Smith Rizzolo