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Frank Cassara
Regent's Proceedings 686

Frank Cassara, professor of art, will retire from active faculty status on Retirement May 31, 1983, after a productive career as artist/teacher and printmaker.

Born in Italy in 1913 and educated in the United States, he earned the M.S. in design at The University of Michigan. He held scholarships to the Detroit School of Art and the Colorado Springs School of Fine Art, followed by special study with Stanley Hayter at Atelier 17 in Paris. He is well known for his invention of a unique one-bite white etching ground and for new techniques of intaglio printmaking. His prints have been exhibited and received awards at exhibitions throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and South America. Professor Cassara is represented in the permanent collections of many museums and public institutions, including the Library of Congress, the Biblioteque Nationale in Paris, the United States Information Agency, the Oklahoma Art Center, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and Free Library of Philadelphia, and many universities.

A five-time recipient of Rackham Research Grants. Professor Cassara has been a faculty member at The University of Michigan since 1947. His contributions to the School of Art and the University community have been lasting and significant. His reputation as a teacher is prodigious. His rapport with students and dedicated service as a faculty counselor has been exemplary.

The Regents now salute the many contributions of this distinguished artist and teacher by naming him Professor Emeritus of Art.