Nationality

American

Artist Dates

1906-1994

Title of Work

Untitled

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Medium

Painting

Signature

Lower right

Height

19"

Width

20 3/4"

Collection/Provenance

UND Alumni Foundation Collection

Status

Stored: FF_004_C

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, 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.

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