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William Benson to Retire From
UW-Eau Claire Art Department
MAILED: Dec. 1, 1997|
EAU CLAIRE -- William Benson, professor of art, will retire this month from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire after 30 years. He will be granted emeritus status.
Benson's work is represented in public and private art collections. His major focus of research has been in the area of printmaking. He developed instructional slide/audio presentations titled "Original Printmaking as an Art Form" and "Landscapes and their Meanings," and his "Basic Printmaking Techniques" teaching guide was published in 1995.
Before coming to UW-Eau Claire, Benson held positions at Dearborn Public Schools in Michigan, State University of New York-Plattsburgh, and at Valparaiso University in Indiana.
A member of the National Art Education Association and the Wisconsin Alliance for Arts Education, he also is past president of the Wisconsin Art Education Association. Benson has been active on a number of university committees as well as regional civic and cultural organizations.
In 1992, Benson received the Wisconsin Higher Educator of the Year Award from the Wisconsin Art Education Association.
Benson earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Toledo/Toledo Museum of Art School of Design, a master's degree from Wayne State University in Michigan, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, where his most recent research focuses on "Foil Stamping as an Art Form."
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Nov. 28, 1997