Denison mourns the loss of Professor Emeritus George Bogdanovitch
A message from President Dale Knobel:
November 20, 2012
I am saddened to inform you that George J. Bogdanovitch, professor emeritus of art, died on October 31 at the age of 79. George taught at Denison from 1972 to 2004, during which time he had numerous shows in the Denison Gallery (Antarctica Series, Requiem, New Works, and Giant Postcards). He received six Denison University Research Foundation grants during his tenure, enabling him to work on some of his best known paintings and other works of art. He was associated with the R.H. Love Galleries in Chicago and had exhibitions of his work there and in New York, Boulder, Los Angeles, Dayton and Toledo. His works are included in numerous corporate and private collections.
George earned a B.A. in philosophy from Rutgers University, completed coursework for the M.A. in art history at Oberlin College, and earned an M.F.A. in painting and drawing from the University of Iowa. He also studied painting with Hans Hofmann and Allan Kaprow. Before coming to Denison, he served on the faculty of the University of Arkansas, Cedar Crest College in Pennsylvania, Bowling Green State University and Washington State University.
Arrangements are unknown at this time. We will share more information with the campus community as it becomes available. The Denison flag will fly at half staff for a period of three days in George's memory.