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Name  Don Marr

Don H. Marr Don H Marr Artist Professor Friend 1930 2013 Hendrix College
Education  University of Tennessee, University of Arkansas

Don H. Marr is an American artist. His paintings reflect the romantic realism and seriocomic surrealism (or humorous satirical) genres, while using materials such as acrylic, oil pastels and gold leaf. His pieces frequently incorporate calligraphy. His realist paintings are housed in the permanent collections of the Arkansas Arts Center, the Arkansas Historical Society, and the Biedenharn Museum in Monroe, Louisiana. In the 1960s he was commissioned to do several large public works, including "Pine Bluff Pine" for the Pine Bluff, Arkansas public library.

Don H. Marr Don H Marr 19302013 Pine Bluff Pine Tile mosaic 4 x 6

A native of Missouri, Marr received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1953 from the University of Tennessee. He received his master's degree in fine art from the University of Arkansas in 1958. He taught art and art history at Hendrix College from 1959 to 2000. In 1991 he was named the Louis and Charlotte Cabe Distinguished Professor of Art.

Awards

  • 1st place, Mixed Media category at the State Festival of Arts, Little Rock, 1961
  • Best in Show at the North Little Rock Arts Festival, 1964
  • Second place in Masur Museum Regional Exhibit, Monroe, Louisiana, 1966
  • Group Show at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee, 1965
  • One-man Show at the Southwest Missouri State College in Springfield, Missouri, 1964
  • Best in Show at the Eighth Annual Arkansas State Festival of Arts, Little Arkansas, 1965
  • Two paintings in the Arkansas Exhibit in San Antonio, Texas, 1968
  • Second place in the Sears Show, Southeast Arkansas Arts and Science Center, Pine Bluff, 1969
  • References

    Don H. Marr Wikipedia


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