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Lawrence McKinin (1917-1982)

Born August 24, 1917 in Yukon, Pennsylvania, he died June, 1982.  

Studied at Wayne State University with a B.S. in 1939.  Society of Arts and Crafts, Detroit, Michigan with John Carroll 1939-1940. University of Wisconsin in the summer of 1941. Cranbrook Academy of Art with Zolton Sepeshy, 1946-1948.  Masters of  Fine Art in 1948.  Institute of Design in Chicago, summer 1949, Handy and Harman Silversmithing Workshop, School of American Craftsmen, Rochester, NY, summer 1950.

Member of the Mid-American Colony Art Association.

Exhibited at the Mid-American Annual, Nelson Gallery 1950-1951.  Seven shows at the Springfield Art Museum Annual 1950-1972. Midwest Exhibition, Joslyn Museum, Omaha, Nebraska 1951 & 1952.  American Jewelry and related objects, circulated by Smithsonian Institution 1955-1957.  10 Missouri Painters II, Mo Arts Council Circulation Exhibition 1968-1969.

Awards: Purchase prize for painting Exodus, Mid-American Exhibition, Friends of Art, Nelson Gallery, 1950.  Purchase prize for painting White Lake Springfield Art Museum, 1950.  Award for design of Book, Fred Shane drawings, Chicago Book Clinic 16th Annual Exhibition 1965.

Work: Friends of Art, Nelson Gallery, Kansas City, MO.  Springfield  Art Museum, MO.  Vera Mott Memorial Collection, Columbia, MO. 

Commissions: portrait of O.M. Stewart & H.M. Reese, University MO.  Physics Department, Columbia, 1967.

Positions: Art education,  Archaeology Magazine, 1953-54.  Teaching instruction art, University  of Missouri, Columbia, 1948-1950, assistant professor of art 1950-1955, associate professor art and chairman department 1955-1959, professor of art 1959-. 

Publications: Designer and art education, Fred Shane drawings, 1965.

Who Was Who in American Art & Social Security Death Index.

Submitted by Rachel McKay Laskowski of Griffin's Gallery

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