Dubuque, Iowa – In Memoriam, a retrospective exhibition of artwork
by Clarke University Professor Emeritus Douglas Schlesier, will be on display
January 30 - February 19, 2017 in the Quigley Art Gallery on the campus of
Clarke University. Schlesier taught was a professor in the art department at
Clarke University from 1969 until his retirement in 2011. He died suddenly on
December 16, 2016.
A memorial service for Schlesier will be held
at the Clarke University Sacred Heart Chapel in the Wahlert Atrium at 2:00 p.m.
on Saturday, February 11. The memorial service will be followed by a reception
in Quigley Gallery from 3-5:00pm. Both events are open to the public.
Exhibited works include drawings, airbrush
paintings, sketchbooks, and sculpture spanning his 50-plus year career. Subject
matter of the exhibited art work mirrors Schlesier’s wide-ranging interests
that included family, social issues, life drawing studies and travel-related
images. Also included are preparatory studies for public works, such as the
sculpture of Mary Frances Clarke on the Clarke campus.
Schlesier earned an AA degree in Advertising
Art and Design at State University New York Agricultural and Technical
Institute at Farmingdale, N.Y, a BFA degree in sculpture at State University of
New York in Buffalo, N.Y. and a MFA degree in Art at Washington State
University in Pullman, Wash. He exhibited art locally, regionally and
internationally and completed numerous public works in Dubuque.
Schlesier served as a member of the board of
directors for the Dubuque County Historical Society, the National Mississippi
River Museum & Aquarium, the National Rivers Hall of Fame and was a member
of the exhibition committee at the Dubuque Museum of Art. Since his retirement
from Clarke, Schlesier co-authored a Basic Drawing Text and Sketchbook
published by Oxford Press. He was working on a life drawing text at the time of
The Quigley Gallery is open from noon to 5
p.m. Monday through Friday; 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
For more information, contact Clarke
University at (563)588-6377.
Clarke University is a Catholic, liberal arts
and sciences university dedicated to preparing students who positively impact
their workplace, family and community. Academic offerings include more than 40
undergraduate liberal arts and pre-professional programs, a robust adult degree
program and six graduate degree programs. Founded in 1843 by the Sisters of
Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Clarke is located near the Mississippi
River in the thriving city of Dubuque, Iowa. It is the only BVM university in