Nationality

American

Artist Dates

1906-1994

Title of Work

Untitled reverse side

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Date of Work

ca. 1970

Medium

Recycled greeting card with monoprint on reverse side

Identification #

1995.001.0078

Height

7 5/8"

Width

6"

Collection/Provenance

UND Alumni Association Collection: George Starcher Collection.

Status

Stored: Green Flat File B

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Additional Information

George Starcher was President of the University of North Dakota from 1954-1971. Although his academic background was in mathematics, he became increasingly active as an art maker in his later years. Interestingly, UND presidents Frank McVey, Charles Kupchella, and Robert O. Kelley also had interests in making visual art.

Starcher, who served UND through the tumultuous 1960s, was well-respected in the Grand Forks community. As UND President, he tolerated demonstrations and promoted free speech, which perhaps helped to prevent the social unrest that other universities often faced during this era.

Abstract monoprint on a recycled greeting card. Card has a photo of George and Margaret Starcher combined with an aerial photo of UND campus. Photo montage created by Michael Whye. Starcher used recycled materials to create many of his prints. This is an example of what you may find on the reverse side of his art.

Condition

Excellent

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