Visiting Artist Lecture: Fred Fenster

Visiting Artist Lecture: Fred Fenster

Thursday, October 22nd @ 11:00am in the Fine Arts Building, Room 238

Fred Fenster was born in the Bronx N.Y in 1934. He received his B.S. in Ed. from C.C.N.Y in 1956 and taught in the New York City public school system for one and a half years. He received an M.F.A. in Metalsmithing from Cranbrook Academy of Art on 1960. In 1962 he was hired as an instructor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison to teach design, jewelry and craft classes in the Art department.

He Has Taught jewelry and metalsmithing classes as well as giving workshops in pewetersmithing and jewelry techniques at such school as Penland, Haystack, Peter’s Valley, and Arrowmont.

His work is in numerous private and public collections such as Milwaulkee Art Museum, the Renwick Museum of the Smithsonian, the Detroit Art Institute, Yale University, art Museum, the Skirball Museum of Judaica in Cincinatti, and the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul Korea, among others.

He was elected o Fellow of the American Crafts Council in 1995.
He received the third Hans Christensen Memorial Silversmithing award in 2002.

Fred Fenster continues a full time teaching commitment at the University of Wisconsin as well as jewelry making.


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