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Thomas Fulton McClure
Regent's Proceedings 935

Thomas F. McClure, professor of art, has retired from active faculty T.F. McClure status as of December 31, 1983, after a prodigious career as artist/teacher and sculptor.

A native of Nebraska, Professor McClure studied art as an undergraduate at the University of Nebraska, followed by graduate study at Cranbrook Academy of Art where he received his M.F.A. in 1947. Prior to joining the University of Michigan faculty, he taught at Alfred University, New York, and the University of Oklahoma.

In 1949, Professor McClure joined our faculty as an assistant professor, teaching sculpture in the former College of Architecture and Design. His contributions to The University of Michigan over a period of 35 years have been lasting and significant. His reputation as a teacher is prolific, his rapport with students and dedicated service as a faculty counselor has been exemplary. His exhibition record is both prestigious and extensive, including one-man shows at the University of Oklahoma Museum of Art, the Grippi Gallery in New York City, the Gilman Gallery in Chicago, and the Arwin Gallery in Detroit. Professor McClure has been the recipient of many grants and major sculpture commissions for Ford Motor Company world headquarters, the University of Michigan Undergraduate Library, the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and the Michigan Blue Cross/Blue Shield Building in Detroit.

The Regents now honor this distinguished teacher and artist by naming him Professor Emeritus of Art.