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Paul Zelanski  Professor Emeritus

MFA Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
BFA Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, student of Joseph Albers
Certificate from The Cooper Union, New York City

Teaching Experience:
Professor of Art, University of Connecticut, 1962-1995
Instructor of Art, North Texas State University, Denton, Texas, 1958-1962
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, 1957-1958

He taught the first color class, first graphic design class, and the first computer course (a programming course in computers for art students) at the University of Connecticut.  He started the computer graphics program in early 1980s in the Department of Fine Arts

Books Published:
The Art of Seeing, 7th edition 2007, Prentice Hall
Color, 5th edition 2006, Prentice Hall
Design Principles and Problems, 2nd edition 1996, Harcourt (now Thomson Wadsworth)
Shaping Space, 3rd edition 2007, Thomson Wadsworth

Honors and Awards:
Academia Italia Fellow
Academy of Fine Arts, Visiting Artist, Krakow, Poland
American Artist ? Survey of American Contemporary Artists
Connecticut Art Directors Club, Hall of Fame Inductee
Connecticut Art Directors Club, Lifetime Achievement Award
Directory of Polish Americans in the Arts
Getty Lecturer, North Texas State University, Denton, Texas
Kundera Archives, Czechoslovakia
MacDowell Colonist
The Museum of Modern Art Archives, San Paulo, Brazil
New York Art Review
Rijkshogeschool, Visiting Artist, Maastricht, Holland
University of Hartford, Master Class: "Color", Hartford, Connecticut
WGBH, Subject of Word Portrait "The Artist", Boston, Massachusetts
Who's Who
Who's Who in American Art
Who's Who in Education

Selected Exhibitions:
Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow, Poland
Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth,Texas
Benton Museum, Storrs, Connecticut
Boston Museum of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
The Cooper Union, New York City
Dallas Museum of Fine Art, Dallas,Texas
DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts
Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts
The John Slade Ely House, New Haven, Connecticut
Maastricht Academy, Maastricht, Holland
North Texas State University, Denton, Texas
Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, Connecticut
Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts
Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut
University of Connecticut Jorgenson Gallery, Storrs, Connecticut
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum, Hartford, Connecticut
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

Selected Permanent Collections:
Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow, Poland
Blake Collection, McKinleyville, California
Calmann & King, London, England
The Cooper Union, New York City
The Dodd Center, Storrs, Connecticut
Forth Worth Art Center, Fort Worth, Texas
Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts
Harcourt Brace, Fort Worth, Texas
Housatonic Museum, Bridgeport, Connecticut
IBM Collection
The John Slade Ely House, New Haven, Connecticut
Kearns Collection, Guilford, Connecticut
La Corrie Collection, New York City
Leonard Bocour Collection, New York City
Maastricht Academy, Maastricht, Holland
Powell Collection, Champaign, Illinois
Ronald T. Lambert Collection, Andover, New York
Slater Museum, Norwich, Connecticut
Smith Collection, Pueblo, Colorado
University of Massachusetts Drawing Collection, Amherst, Massachusetts
University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
Takenaga Collection, Japan
Texas Men of Art Association Collection, Fort Worth, Texas
Verda American Collection, Japan
Yale University Art Museum, New Haven, Connecticut

Work Featured In:
Art and the Creative Consciousness, Graham Collier, Prentice Hall
The Art of Drawing, Bernard Chaet, Prentice Hall
Interaction of Color, Joseph Albers, Yale Press
Studio Talk, Bernard Chaet, Prentice Hall

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