Dr. Kent Anderson (1926 - 2010)

Birth date: 8/5/1926 Death date: 12/14/2010  
Birth location: Superior, Wisconsin Death location:  
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Biographical Brief

Artist and art educator in Milwaukee for over 50 years.(1962-1984)
Born in Superior, Wisconsin, raised in Chicago, Illinois and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Attended West Division High School, MIlwaukee, Wisconsin
World War II, Army Ranger, 42nd Rainbow Division, awarded Purple Heart, Bronze Star and other medals.
Promoter of the arts who was a teacher of art teachers, arts administrator and board member for many non-profit arts organizations
1929-2002, married to Cecile O'neil Anderson had four children: Janet Anderson, alan Anderson, Barbara Anderson (Ian Bedford) and Mark Anderson (Isabelle Kralj); grandchild, Lisa Taylor
1984, formally retired from working at Milwaukee Public Schools
2004, married Dianne Larson Anderson
Instrumental in creating, Art Satellite Program, Milwaukee Art Museum
1940s, BS, Art Education, Milwaukee State Teachers College (now University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
MS, University of Wisconsin
Ed.S, George Peabody College
PhD, Vanderbuilt University
Work Experience:
1950s, taught art at middle school level and South Division High School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
1960s, hosted educational program "Art for You" that was shown in the Milwaukee classrooms.
Taught art at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha and Alverno College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Headed his own appraisal business for 20 years
Established specialized art schools, High School of the Arts, Middle School of the Arts, Elm Creative School and Lincoln Center for the Arts
1985,  because of these types of programs, Getty Center for Art Education selected Milwaukee as one of seven programs recognized nationwide for Outstanding innovative and comprehensive art curriculum.
Art Organiztions:
Life Member of Milwaukee Area Teachers of Art (MATA).
National Art Education Association, served as President and editor of its magazine
Accredited member, International Society of Appraisers
Served as Board member and Board President for many non-profit organizations, Milwaukee area.

Wisconsin Affiliations

Wisconsin Art Organizations

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