Don LaViere Turner

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Daniel Stolpe's mentor / apprenticeship 1960 - 1962

Dan Stolpe received a scholarship to Otis Art Institute in 1959.  Turner was then an instructor at Otis who had a printmaking studio in his home. Over the next several months, Stolpe would visit Turner at his studio, attracted to both the personality of the artist and to his art. A combination of Turner's masterful drawing techniques and his singular dedication as an artist convinced Stolpe , twenty at the time, to get on with his ambition as an artist. Stolpe dropped out of college and Turner accepted him as an apprentice. For the next two years Stolpe learned how to work as an artist on a day to day basis. Pulling etchings, woodcuts, framing and curating of Turner's work was in the master- apprentice tradition. During this period Stolpe work nights and weekends developing his own skills and receiving criticism from Turner when the time for evaluation came.
Turner has been a recipient of numerous prizes and awards including the Tiffany Foundation award, the UNESCO Arts Fellowship and the National Endowment for the Arts Residence Grant. His works are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art (Cornell University) and  public and private collections throughout the United States. Since 1956 he has had more than eighty solo exhibitions in museums and galleries as well as participating in many invitational shows.

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Don LaViere Turner, Paris 1963
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First of any Flower 1982.GIF (43703 bytes)
1982 Acryic on Canvas
30 x 40 inches $4500

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1982 Acryic on Canvas
30 x 40 inches $4500

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Pen & Ink 20 x 30 in. 1951 /nfs

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Woodcut 43 x 90 in. 1957 /sold out

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