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artist , educator

William Gary Crist, American artist, retired educator. Rockefeller/National Endowment Arts interdisciplinary arts fellow, 1986; University Missouri grantee, 1981, 82, 92, 99. Served as sergeant United States Army, 1959-1962, Korea.


Crist, William Gary was born on January 17, 1937 in Pocatello, Idaho, United States. Son of Margaret Alice (Zimmerman) Crist.


Bachelor in Art Education, University Washington, 1966. Postgraduate, University Washington, 1969. Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture, Cranbrook Academy Art, Detroit, 1971.

Student, Staatliche Kunstakademie, Dusseldorf, West Germany, 1983.


Teacher Mount Si High School, Snoqualmie, Washington, 1966-1969. Instructor Bellevue (Washington) Community College, 1967-1969. Assistant professor Wesleyan College, Macon, Georgia, 1971-1972.

Instructor Cameron University, Lawton, Okla, 1972-1974. Assistant professor art University Missouri, Kansas City, 1974-1978, associate professor, 1978-1988, professor, 1988-2000, professor emeritus, since 2000. Volunteer art teacher St. Helens (Oregon) School District, since 2003, superintendent selection committee, strategic planning committee, 2004.

Consultant Wayne (Nebraska) State College, 1987, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, 1985, Spelman College, Atlanta, 1984, University Akron, Ohio, 1984. Part-time art instructor Portland (Oregon) Community College, since 2003.


  • Other Work

    • Creator painting, sculpture, exhibited in shows at Pleiades Gallery, New York City, 1992, 3d National, Phoenix, 1992, 31st National, Fort Collins, Colorado, 1992, Images '92, Highland, Kansas, 1992. One-man shows include Cusick Gallery, Newberg, Oregon, 2004.


Served as sergeant United States Army, 1959-1962, Korea.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: outdoor activities, boating, hiking.


1 child, Julie Anne.

Margaret Alice (Zimmerman) C. Crist

Julie Anne Crist