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artist , art educator

Thomas Michael Rippon, American Art educator, artist. Recipient Kingsley Art Club award Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, 1971,Crocker-Kingsley award, 1972; National Education Association fellow, 1974, 81, Nelson Raymond fellow The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, 1979.

Background

Rippon, Thomas Michael was born on April 1, 1954 in Sacramento. Son of Samuel Joseph Junior and June Evelyn (Garnet) Rippon.

Education

Master of Fine Arts, The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, 1979.

Career

Instructor, Columbia College, Chicago, 1978-1979; assistant professor, Montana State University, Bozeman, 1980; assistant professor, California State University, Sacramento, 1981; associate professor, Tennessee Technology U., Cookeville, 1982-1987; assistant professor, U. Nevada, Reno, 1987-1989; associate professor, U. Montana, Missoula, since 1989; chair department art, U. Montana, Missoula, since 1990. Artist in residence U. Nevada, Reno, 1988. Visiting professor University of California, Davis, 1989.

Lecturer in field, since 1973.

Works

Connections

Married Sarah Sterrett, December 22, 1980. Children: Adam Michael, Peter Thomas.

father:
Samuel Joseph Rippon Junior

mother:
June Evelyn (Garnet) Rippon

spouse:
Sarah Sterrett

children:
Peter Thomas Rippon

Adam Michael Rippon