Harry Elno Krug

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Title: Professor Emeritus
Pittsburg State University
Location: Frontanac, Kansas, United States

Harry Elno Krug, Professor Emeritus at Pittsburg State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Fine Arts.

Mr. Krug has held his current esteemed title since 1996, after teaching with the university since 1958. He was a professor who taught printmaking, drawing, painting, design, and photography, and served as chairman of the art department from 1981 to 1995. Mr. Krug’s art has been exhibited all over the U.S. and Europe in public and private gallery exhibitions, notably with representative pieces in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress. He is the eponym of the Harry Krug Art Gallery in Pittsburg State University and a recipient of an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, featured in the 61st edition of Who’s Who in America.

A native of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Mr. Krug earned a BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1954, and further studied for a MS in 1956. He volunteered with the U.S. Army that year, and served as a special service craft director in Germany until 1958. Mr. Krug joined the Pittsburg State University upon his return, and further conducted postgraduate coursework there from 1975 to 1977, as well as with the University of New Mexico in 1979. He was selected to be an artist-in-residence with the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado and Centrum in Port Townsend, Washington.

Mr. Krug is known for natural themes and vibrant colors, recalling both his birthplace and the state of Kansas. “As a fine artist, I was one of the first, not the first, but one of the first to experiment with silkscreens,” he said in a video interview for the University of Wyoming Art Museum, where he was featured in 2012. From surrealist perspectives to images of lake scenes from his youth, Mr. Krug’s art has been recognized with a 1960 Mid-America Annual Purchase Award from the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum, a 1962 Sonia Watter Award from the American Color Print Society, and a 1968 prize for graphics from the Jersey City Museum.

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