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William Alphonse Keyser, Edit Profile

artist , educator

William Alphonse Keyser,, American artist, educator. Recipient Fisher Body Craftsmans Guild award, 1952; fellow, National Endowment Arts, 1975; grantee, Ailborn Foundation, 1969. Member of Rochester Woodworkers Society, Society Furniture Artists, Empire State Crafts Alliance, American Crafts Council.

Background

Keyser,, William Alphonse was born on July 30, 1936 in Pittsburgh. Son of William Alphonse and Margaret C. (Wessel) Keyser.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1958. Master of Fine Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1961.

Career

Engineer Hoover Company, North Canton, Ohio, 1958—1959. Instructor Ohio University, Athens, 1961—1962. Professor art Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, since 1962.

Chairman crafts Rochester Institute of Technology School American Craftsmen, since 1981. Numerous commissions furniture and artwork. President St. Joseph Parish Council, Rush, New York, 1975.

Served to 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1958-1959.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Exhibitions include numerous group shows.

Membership

Member of Rochester Woodworkers Society, Society Furniture Artists, Empire State Crafts Alliance, American Crafts Council.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading.

Connections

Married Joan Marie Liotta, July 4, 1961. Children: Melinda, Mark.

father:
William Alphonse Keyser

mother:
Margaret C. (Wessel) Keyser

spouse:
Joan Marie Liotta

children:
Melinda Keyser,

Mark Keyser,