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Jan. 25, 2005

Alumnus Randall Exon Will Discuss His Paintings At UI Feb. 3

Painter Randall Exon, an alumnus of the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, will return to the UI campus to present a lecture on his work at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, in Room E109 of the UI Art Building.

Exon graduated from the UI in 1982 with a master's of fine art in painting. Since 1982 he has been a professor at Swarthmore College, near Philadelphia. He was a Henry Luce Scholar to Bali, Indonesia, in 1985 and 1986. Since 1997 he has been a fellow at the Ballinglen Foundation in County Mayo, Ireland. He has returned each year for an extended stay.

Exon's paintings are representation in style, created from a mix of observational sketches, photographs and memory. His childhood in Kansas and South Dakota are an important influence in his work.

He had a one-person exhibition at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Penn., in 2003, and at the Mulvane Museum in Topeka, Kans., in 2001. His work has been shown throughout the United States, Ireland and Great Britain. His paintings were included in the "179th Annual" at the national Academy of Design in New York in 2004 and "Contemporary Artists Influenced by the works of Edwin Dickinson" at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia in 2002.

The School of Art and Art History is part of the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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