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Mauricio Lasansky:  Biography

Born:

1914

Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

1943

Moved to United States

 

1952

Became U.S. Citizen

Studied:

 

Superior School of Fine Arts, Argentina

 

1936

Director of the Free Fine Arts School, Villa Maria, Cordoba, Argentina

 

1939

Director of the Taller Manualidades, Cordoba, Argentina

 

1945

Established Print Department in the School of Art and Art History at the University of Iowa.

 

1967

Virgil M. Hancher Distinguished Professor of Art, University of Iowa, Iowa City

Awards:

1943

Guggenheim Fellowship

 

1944

Guggenheim Fellowship

 

1945

Guggenheim Fellowship

 

1953

Guggenheim Fellowship

 

1957

Eyre Medal, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art

 

1959

Eyre Medal, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art

 

 

Honorary Doctor of Arts, Iowa Wesleyan College, Mount Pleasant, IA

 

 

Posada Award, Primera Exposicion Bienal Interamericana de Pintura y Grabado en Mexico, Mexico City

 

1963

Guggenheim Fellowship

 

1965

Accadamico Onorario of the Classe de Incisione, Accademia della Arti del Designo, Florence, Italy

 

1969

Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA

 

1974

Dickinson College Arts Award, Carlisle, PA

 

1976

The Lasansky Room, an 1800 square foot space dedicated to the permanent display of his prints and drawings, The University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA

 

1977

Honorary Doctor of Humanities Degree, Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities, St. Paul, MN

 

1978

Citation for Distinquished Service to Art and Education in the Arts, National Association of Schools of Art, Chicago, IL

 

1979

Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, Carleton College, Northfield, MN

 

 

Honored Artist Award, Fourth Latin American Bienal of Graphic Arts,Exposicion Retrospectiva Homenage IV Bienal de Puerto Rico

 

1980

Distinguished Teaching of Art Award, The College Art Association of America, New Orleans, LA

 

1981

Invited and Installed as an Associate Member of the National Academy of Arts and Design, New York, NY

 

1982

Printmaker Professor Emeritus, The Southern Graphics Council Association, Tulsa, OK

 

 

Nominated for the Wolf Foundation Award in the Arts, Dr. Ricardo Subirana Lobo Wolf Foundation, Jerusalem, Israel

 

1983

Honorary Award from the Arts and Humanities Commission for the Aging, by decree of the Governor of Iowa, the Honorable Robert D. Ray

 

1984

Named Virgil M. Hancher Professor Emeritus, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

 

1985

Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA

 

1988

Named Academico Correspondiente in the United States, De la Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

1989

Selected and Installed as a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

 

 

Dedication of the Lasansky Wing, a 5000 square foot space dedicated to the permanent display of his prints and drawings, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, IA

 

1990

Honorary Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts, from the Iowa Arts Council, by decree of the Governor of the State of Iowa, the Honorable Terry E. Bransted, and Iowa Arts Council Board, Des Moines, IA

 

 

Installed as an Academician of the National Academy of Arts and Design, New York

 

1991

Nominated by the Governor of the State of Iowa, the Honorable Terry E. Bransted, for the National Governors' Association Distinguished Service Award for artistic production, Seattle, WA

 

 

Awarded the Certificate of Recognition by the Governor of the State of Iowa, the Honorable Terry E. Bransted, for Distinquished Service to the State of Iowa, Des Moines, IA

 

2000

Presented The Iowa Award, the fourteenth recipient of the State's Highest Citizen Honor, presented by the Governor of the State of Iowa, the Honorable Thomas J. Vilsack, and the Iowa Centennial Memorial Foundation, Iowa City, IA

 

2001

Presented the Distinguished Faculty/Staff Award, granted to retired or former UI Faculty/Staff in recognition of significant achievement or specific meritorious service on behalf of the quality and advancement of the University; the first non-administrator to receive the award, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 2001

 

2001

Presented the Title of Honorary Artist Member of The Los Angeles Society of Printmakers for the Distinguished Body of Work and Lifelong Contribution to the Field of Printmaking, The First Person so Honored by The Society, Los Angeles, California, 2001

One Person Exhibitions:

Mauricio Lasansky has had over 250 one-man shows in the United States and 35 countries. His works can be seen in over 140 museums and public collections in the United States, Argentina, Colombia, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, and other countries.



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