Nationality

American

Title of Work

Remains of Past Majesty

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Date of Work

1979

Medium

Watercolor

Signature

Lower Right

Height

31"

Width

21"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Stored: R04

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. Starchers’ monoprint probably dates about a decade after his retirement. Interestingly, UND presidents Frank McVey, Charles Kupchella, Robert O. Kelley, and current President Mark Kennedy also had varying degrees of interest 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 student demonstrations and promoted free speech within the educational environment, which perhaps helped to prevent the social unrest that several other universities faced during this era.

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