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writer , graphic design educator

Richard Samuel Thornton, American graphic design educator, writer. Fulbright research scholar, Japan, 1990-1991. Member Connecticut Art Directors Club, Danforth Associates, Fulbright Associates, Connecticut Academy Arts and Sciences, Phi Kappa Phi.

Background

Thornton, Richard Samuel was born on August 5, 1934 in Columbia, Missouri, United States. Son of Samuel C. and Mary E. (Nelson) Thornton.

Education

Bachelor, University Missouri, 1956. Master of Fine Arts, Cranbrook Academy, 1957.

Career

Assistant art director, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, 1957-1960;member of faculty, Washington State University, Pullman, 1960-1977;department chairman art, Washington State University, Pullman, 1972-1976;professor art, U. Connecticut, Storrs, since 1977;head department art, U. Connecticut, Storrs, 1977-1987;interim dean School Fine Arts, U. Connecticut, Storrs, 1989-1990. Visiting designer, lecturer university and design groups, United States, Europe, Asia, since 1968.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Graphic Spirit of Japan, 1991. Contributor articles to professional journals in the United States and Europe.

Membership

Member Connecticut Art Directors Club, Danforth Associates, Fulbright Associates, Connecticut Academy Arts and Sciences, Phi Kappa Phi.

Connections

Married Juanita M. Flint-Smith, January 28, 1956. Children: Cynthia Marie, Stephen Flint.

father:
Samuel C. Thornton

mother:
Mary E. (Nelson) Thornton

spouse:
Juanita M. Flint-Smith

children:
Cynthia Marie Thornton

Stephen Flint Thornton