Penn State Altoona to present Edwin W. Zoller Memorial Exhibition
Monday, July 30, 2012 - 439 hits
ALTOONA — An exhibition of work by artist Edwin W. Zoller will run August 9 - September 2, 2012, in the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. A reception will be held from 3 - 5 p.m., Thursday, August 30 in the Titelman Study of the Center.
Edwin W. Zoller (1900 - 1967) is considered an abstract expressionist artist. He was born in Pittsburgh and died at his home near Tyrone, Pennsylvania. His life was devoted to painting and teaching, interrupted only by his service during World War II as Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Corps of Engineers.
Zoller graduated from Penn State in 1921, and also attended the University of Pittsburgh and the Carnegie Institute of Technology. He taught art in high schools in the Pittsburgh area and then went on to become a part-time art instructor in Penn State’s extension programs in Altoona and Pittsburgh. He later became a professor of art and assistant director of the Center for Continuing Liberal Education, Pennsylvania State University, 1933-1960. In 1960, he retired as Professor Emeritus of Art. With the construction of the Visual Arts Building at University Park, the Edwin W. Zoller Gallery was founded in 1971. The facility was named for Zoller in recognition of his dedicated career as an artist and teacher. He exhibited in Europe and the United States in numerous group and one-man shows, twice winning prizes for distinction in painting at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh.
This exhibition features artworks from the Penn State Altoona Permanent Art Collection and the private collections of Robin Eiche, Dr. Marian Schwartz - Garfinkel, C. David Kimmel, Dr. Kae Parks, and Joseph Servello.
The galleries are open Monday — Thursday, 10 a.m. — 2 p.m. and before and during all performances. For further information, call the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts at 814-949-5452.