Bill earned his B.S. and M. S. degrees in Art Education from UW-Milwaukee and did his doctoral work at Ohio State University. He taught art in Milwaukee area schools for six years. In 1966 he was tapped to develop an Art Education program at UW-Stout, where he taught until his retirement in 1992, and assisted in graduating more than 200 art educators.
Conversation with Bill:
My retirement from UW-Stout took place in January, 1992. This allowed me to return to my studio project. I was able to work in Ray Hall, the studio faculty building until the space was needed by other faculty. I was fortunate enough to have gallery and studio space at home, for both my wife, Shirley, and I. At the beginning of this studio work I developed encaustic as a painting technique.
My last involvement was the production of the 50th Anniversary magazine. "I remember it was a lot of work."
I was President of WAEA 1977-1979.
While working for WAEA, I was still able to produce gallery shows in the Milwaukee area. As an example of my studio work and WAEA committment I produced an encaustic series of paintings (25) which were later exhibited at the J. Furlong Gallery at University of Wisconsin-Stout in 1993.
During my Art Ed. years I worked trying to get students to join the WAEA.