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William Allison Bostick

Museum administrator

William Allison Bostick, museum administrator.

Background

Bostick, William Allison was born on February 21, 1913 in Marengo, Illinois, United States. Son of William Frederick and Alice Mabellian (Johnson) Bostick.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Graphic Communications Management, Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1934. Master of Arts in Graphic Arts History, Wayne State University, 1954.

Career

Field representative National Rifle Association Graphic Arts Code Authority, Detroit, 1934-1935. Typographer Detroit Typesetting Company, 1935-1936. Advertising designer Evans, Winter, Hebb, Inc., Detroit, 1936-1938.

Property Commercial Art Studio, 1939-1940. City supervisor printing City of Detroit, 1940-1941, 46. Administrator, secretary Detroit Institute Arts, 1946-1976.

Property La Stampa Calligrafica, Bingham Farms, Michigan, from 1970. Board trustees member Detroit Institute Arts Founders Society, 1988-1995, executive secretary, 1946-1958, chairman antiquaries, 1988-1995.

Works

book Calligraphy for Kids
  • Calligraphy for Kids
  • Author: A Guide to the Guarding of Cultural Property, 1977. Author, illustrator: England Under GI's Reign, 1946, Calligraphy for Kids, 1991, Back to the Second Basic R—'Ritin', 1996. Co-author: The Amphibious Sketch, 1944.

    Designer, illustrator: The Mysteries of Blair House, 1948. Exhibited paintings in numerous shows and private collections.

Membership

Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945. Designed landing chart/maps for invasions of Sicily and Normandy. Member Scarab Club Detroit (board directors, president 1962-1963, Gold medal 1963, 68, 80), International Torch Club Detroit and Windsor (president 1956-1957), L'Alliance Francaise de Detroit (president 1972-1973, board directors), Prismatic Club Detroit, Antiquaries of Detroit Institute Arts (chairman 1988-1995), Skyline Club, Michigan Water Color Society (president 1946-1947), Michigan Association Calligraphers, Order of Star of Italian Solidarity (knight), French Order Arts and Letters (chevalier), Delta Tau Delta.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Painting, printmaking, calligraphy, foreign languages, teaching.

Connections

Married Mary Jane Moore Barbey, June 14, 1942. Children: Beatrice Annette, Christopher.

father:
William Frederick Bostick

mother:
Alice Mabellian (Johnson) Bostick

spouse:
Mary Jane Moore Barbey

children:
Beatrice Annette Bostick

Christopher Bostick