Working together or apart, husband and wife Dean Lucker and Ann Wood explore a faintly antique corner of Americana.

In school everyone had an influence on you. You were taught by other students as well as professors. Coming from a family of college professors, I always knew I would teach in some way or another.

They probably also don't know she once made a really good large portrait of a glazed chocolate doughnut.

Lester Frederick Johnson was born in Minneapolis on January 27, 1919.

Always an independent, Hogue in his works captured environmental destruction in “a scathing denunciation of man’s persistent mistakes."

"Painting is an undeniable and personal declaration of the gift of life." -- Ralph E. White

Evelyn Raymond was born in Duluth in 1908. Her love of sculpting began while she was a student at Duluth Central High School.

Richard Lack spent his life determined to revive and sustain painting traditions.

If a message can be displayed anywhere, then it can be displayed everywhere. That’s the POV of Tom Eslinger, Innovation & Integrated Production Worldwide Creative Innovation Director for Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide.

In his own work, he uses both studio and plein-air approaches, with a passion for boats, water, and “Other People’s Parties,” an ongoing painting series.

Nick Schenk just didn’t know how to quit. The onetime Fine Arts major, who nevertheless took a bunch of film classes, just knew he wanted to make movies.

"[Paint] is a material that is used to directly express many things including when and where commerce occurs."


John Howard Sanden tried to paint the best in people. Right after his graduation, he became the art director for Billy Graham’s Evangelistic Association, where he spent fourteen years.

Blessed with swift success, and barely out of MCAD, Jennie Smith knew what she needed next: more learning.

In the Golden Age of American movies, MGM sent out the most prestigious product—not just its stars (“more than there are in heaven!”) but its total, overall, look was famous.

Remember “Don’t touch the art?” Jim Ockuly helped make our switch to “Please touch this to learn about the art!”

To understand Mary Meehan’s ambition, you need to know that MCAD has never offered a theater design degree...

Valley City, North Dakota native who went to art school, advertising art director who discovered photography, custom-publishing entrepreneur, world traveler, and devoted MCAD Trustee.

Contradictions merge dramatically in the big paintings of Peter Williams. Seeing odd tensions in the cultures around him, he distorts them just enough to make his opinions clear.

Medicine Horse leads a team of animators at Hybrid Studios in St. Louis Park.