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William Charles Brent Harroff, American Artist. Certified professional library. Competition finalist The Artist's Magazine, 1991; grantee Artists Space, 1989, Illinois Arts Council, 1988, 90, 92; Regional Artists Project granteeNat. Endowment for Arts, 1993; Art Matters Inc. fellow, 1992; Ragdale Foundation resident, 1995; National Endowment for Arts fellow, 1995. Member Center for Book Arts, Chicago Artists' Coalition.


Harroff, William Charles Brent was born on November 20, 1953 in Elkhart, Indiana, United States. Son of Walter Edward and Elma Lucille (Bowers) Harroff.


Bachelor, Purdue University, 1978. Master of Library Science, Indiana University, 1981. Diploma, International Sommerakademie, Salzburg, Austria, 1983.


Architecture library, faculty member Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, 1981-1984. Assistant professor Internationale Sommerakademie für Bildende Kunst, Salzburg, Austria, 1984, 85. Visiting artist, lecturer Madison County Arts Council, Edwardsville, Illinois, 1985-1990.

Staff writer, illustrator Art St. Louis, 1986-1991. Library, member faculty Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, 1985-1991, 97. Artist self-employed, since 1985.

Library, member faculty Mckendree College, since 1997. Visiting artist, lecturer State University of New York, Plattsburgh, 2000. Board directors Madison County Arts Council, 1987-1991, St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts, since 1991.


  • Certified professional library.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member Center for Book Arts, Chicago Artists' Coalition, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Eta Sigma, Beta Phi Museum.


  • Other Interests

    Comic art, children's books, electronic books.


Walter Edward Harroff

Elma Lucille (Bowers) Harroff