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artist , educator

William C. Harper, American artist, educator. National Education Association fellow 1974-1975, 78-79, 90-91, National Education Association master craftsmen apprentice grantee 1979-1980, 80-81, Florida Arts Council individual artist fellow 1980-1981, 85-86. Honorary board directors James Renwick Alliance Smithsonian Institute, since 1993.

Background

Harper, William C. was born on June 17, 1944 in Bucyrus, Ohio, United States. Son of William C. and Margaret A. (Gearhart) Harper.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Western Reserve University, 1966. Master of Science, Western Reserve University, 1967. Certified, Cleveland Institute Art, 1967.

Career

Teacher Parma (Ohio) School System, 1967-1970. Visiting professor Kent (Ohio) State University, 1970-1973. Self-employed artist Tallahassee, since 1973.

Visiting professor Parsons School Design, New York City, 1980, Cleveland Institute Art, 1984-1985. Distinguished research professor Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1973-1991.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Represented in collections The Vatican Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Metropolitan Museum Art, Boston Museum Fine Arts, Cleveland Museum Art, Philadelphia Museum Art, Detroit Institute Art, Renwick Gallery National Museum American Art, Washington, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York City, Yale University, Museum of Applied Arts, Trondheim, Norway, Schmuckmus., Phorzheim, Germany, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Columbus (Ohio) Museum Art, Spencer Art Museum-U. Kansas, Butler Institute Art, Youngstown, Ohio.

Membership

Honorary board directors James Renwick Alliance Smithsonian Institute, since 1993.

Connections

Married Riva Ross, June 11, 1967. Children: Meredith, Joshua.

father:
William C. Harper

mother:
Margaret A. (Gearhart) Harper

spouse:
Riva Ross

children:
Meredith Harper

Joshua Harper