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Ryan was born in Des Moines, Iowa in 1979 and would later earn his B.F.A. from the University of Iowa in 2002. Most recently, Ryan participated in a solo exhibition at the Karolyn Sherwood Gallery in Des Moines, Iowa. Here is a brief overview of his…

Vivian Torrence was born in Chicago Heights, Illinois. After receiving her B.S. degree in Painting and Drawing from Eastern Illinois University in 1967, Vivian continued on to earn her M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing from Drake University in Des…

Sills received a MFA in Painting and Drawing in 2005

Portrait taken for the cover of the first issue of Eyes magazine, an early publication about African American life and culture, in 1946. Morris also served on the Eyes magazine staff.

Schooled first in Colorado, then at the University of Iowa, where Sarah earned first her BFA in Intaglio Printmaking in 1976, her MA in printmaking in 1978, then her MFA in painting in 1980, Sarah is a talented designer and skilled in a range of…

Peggy Jester is a native Iowan living in Urbandale, Iowa. She earned a BA from the University of Colorado and a MFA (1981) in painting from Drake University. She taught drawing and printmaking at the Des Moines Art Center for ten years and continues…

Asahel Mann and his two brothers were soldiers in Company A of the 4th Iowa Volunteer Cavalry. Asahel enlisted in Aug. 1861 at age 18, was taken prisoner on Oct. 11, 1862 in Jones Lane, Ark., and was exchanged and returned to his company on Dec. 1,…