The following was submitted by George Palovich, curator, West Valley Art Museum. The Museum was given, by a collector, 61 prints of Okerbloom to add to its collection of American artists.
Born August 13, 1908, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Okerbloom grew up in Columbus, Ohio, graduating from Ohio State in 1930. He served with the Army Air Corps during World War II and lived in Fayetteville, Arkansas for 46 years.
He served as an associate professor at both the Ohio University and the University of Tulsa. An accomplished cartoonist and painter, Okerbloom joined the Department of Art at the University of Arkansas in 1953, reaching the rank of full professor in 1963. He retired in 1969. His works
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