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Donna Westerman

Donna Day Westerman, now living in Orinda, CA. was born and raised in Detroit, MI. After studying at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit she attended the University of Michigan and then the Boston Museum School . After a year of travel she received her MFA in Printmaking/Painting from Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles in 1965. Later, as a professor and chair of the art department at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, she received honors for establishing (in 1979) the first Computer Graphics program in the nation within an art department. After a long and active affiliation as a board member with the Los Angeles Printmaking Society and upon retirement from OCC, she moved to Northern California and set up a studio in Oakland. An ongoing artist-in-residence at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, she has focused her work for the past 10 years on woodcuts. Since 1960 her work has been shown both nationally and internationally. Prominent public and private collections include the National Library of Luxembourg, the Clark Library at UCLA, the Kennedy Library at Cal Poly San Lui Obispo, the State of Hawaii Art in Public Places Collection, the Turner Print Museum and more.

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