Larry Calhoun
Birth Date: October 9, 1937
Death Date: March 28, 2015
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Larry Calhoun was born in Revere, Missouri and raised near Ft. Madison, Iowa. In 1959, he graduated from Iowa Wesleyan College with a bachelor’s in art. Later, he earned his masters in ceramics from the University of Iowa. Calhoun was a prolific artist and created a diverse body of work in the mediums of clay, wood, pastels, watercolor, and oil. Due to his upbringing in Ft. Madison, he included the Mississippi River in many of his paintings. Calhoun also taught at Westmar College in Iowa, Milikin in Decatur, The University of Akron in Ohio, and was chairman of the art department at MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois. Calhoun exhibited his work widely throughout his lifetime. His work was featured at institutions such as the Akron Art Institute in Akron, Ohio, Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and the Brooks Memorial Gallery in Memphis, Tennessee.