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Paul L. Stewart
Regent's Proceedings 172

Paul L. Stewart, Catherine B. Heller Collegiate Professor of Art and professor of art in the School of Art and Design, will retire from active faculty status on December 31, 1998.

Professor Stewart received his B.A. degree from Albion College in 1953 and his M.A. degree from the University of Michigan in 1959. From 1959-73 he taught printmaking at Albion College. He joined the faculty of the University of Michigan in 1973 as an assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor in 1974 and professor in 1979. He was named the Catherine B. Heller Collegiate Professor of Art on May 1, 1995.

Professor Stewart is a prolific artist who is internationally recognized. He has a distinguished and lengthy record of exhibitions, and his work has been included in hundreds of national and international shows for which he has received numerous coveted awards. His work is included in many prestigious museums and in private collections all over the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; the National Gallery of Art and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.; the Detroit Institute of Art; and in galleries and museums in Poland, Italy, Norway, and Brazil.

An avid researcher in printmaking, Professor Stewart's technical preparation and innovative processes have contributed directly to the University of Michigan's reputation as a center for advanced innovative practices in lithography. His specialization in planographic techniques evolved directly from his own work as an artist, and his work has consistently pressed the limits of current artistic and technical boundaries.

As a teacher, Professor Stewart's extraordinary ability to elicit high levels of performance and energy from his students through gentle insistence on the highest standards was recognized in 1983 by a University of Michigan Distinguished Teaching Award. He has been instrumental in advancing the field of lithography nationally through the many master printers and artists whose careers began under his tutelage.

The Regents now salute this faculty member by naming Paul L. Stewart the Catherine B. Heller Collegiate Professor Emeritus of Art and professor emeritus of art.