Williamsport, PA - Art Roger Shipley Roger Shipley Williamsport, PA - Fine Artist
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I was born in Cleveland Ohio in 1941. I was interested in art at a very early age working with wood making various objects and working with water-based mediums making two-dimensional pieces. I was encouraged to take summer classes at the Cleveland Institute of Art where I took design and life drawing classes. In high school I took various art courses and was quite sure I wanted to go on in art.

My college experience at Otterbein College, 1960 to 1964, introduced me to serious study in two and three dimensional art and art history. I also took the opportunity to study at the Columbus Art Institute and the Fontainebleau School of Music and Fine Arts in Fontainebleau, France where I took additional drawing and painting courses. After graduating from Otterbein with a major in Art and a minor in French I went to the Cleveland Institute of Art, for additional study in painting and sculpture. In 1965, I entered Cranbrook Academy of Art where I studied painting, printmaking, and sculpture. I received my MFA in 1967 with a major in painting and a minor in printmaking.

My teaching experience started in 1967 when I was offered a job teaching painting and printmaking at Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Throughout these past 43 years I have taught art and worked as a fine artist making and showing my art in many galleries and exhibitions throughout the United States.