(1920 - 2006)
William Hamiston Darr was active/lived in Iowa, California, Montana / Italy, Mexico. William Darr is known for painting, teaching.
Biography William Darr
Artist and educator William Humiston Darr died of cancer on July 30, 2006 at his home in Missoula, Montana. Darr began his career at Drake University as an art professor in 1968 and became head of the department shortly thereafter. He served Drake for six years before departing to establish the renowned Studio Arts Center International, in Florence, Italy, in 1974.
Darr was born in Tuxedo, New York in 1920 and moved to California in 1930 when his father became chaplain at Scripps College in Claremont. There he began to take interest in the arts and by his early teens, Darr's artistic talent won him the opportunity to study with Millard Sheets in southern California. He later was invited to work with Diego Rivera in Mexico
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