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artist , educator

Norman Dean Holen, American artist, educator. Member of Allied Artists American (Rachel L. Armour award 1980, 1982, In Memorium award 1983), National Sculpture Society (Bronze medal 1980, Joel Meisner award 1983), Society Minnesota Sculptors, Artist Equity Association (vice president Minnesota chapter 1973-1974, chapter president, national executive board 1974-1975).

Background

Holen, Norman Dean was born on September 16, 1937 in Cavalier, North Dakota, United States. Son of Alvin C. and Norma H. Holen.

Education

Bachelor, Concordia College, 1959. Master of Fine Arts, State University Iowa, 1962. Postgraduate, University Minnesota, 1972.

Career

Instructor Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa, 1962-1963, Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, 1963-1964. Professor Augsburg College, Minneapolis, 1964—2002. Retired, 2002.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Artist (commissions) Kirchbak Gardens, Richfield, Minnesota, King Olav, Oslo, Norway, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, King Herald V, Norway.

Membership

Member of Allied Artists American (Rachel L. Armour award 1980, 1982, In Memorium award 1983), National Sculpture Society (Bronze medal 1980, Joel Meisner award 1983), Society Minnesota Sculptors, Artist Equity Association (vice president Minnesota chapter 1973-1974, chapter president, national executive board 1974-1975).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Playing classical guitar, inventing tools and splints for my physically challenged students.

Connections

Married Ilene Gronaas, September 3, 1960. Children: Peter John, Alisa Ilene.

father:
Alvin C.

mother:
Norma H. Holen

spouse:
Ilene Gronaas

children:
Peter John Holen

Alisa Ilene Holen