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Warren Mackenzie Biography

Warren MacKenzie Biography

Warren MacKenzie was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1924

Education: Attended Chicago Art Institute (interrupted)

Service: Was drafted into the Army in 1943

Post War: Returned to the Chicago Art Institute (resumption)

Marriage: Married Alixandra Kolesky (passed of cancer in 1962)

Studied: Studied with Bernard Leach at Leach Pottery in St Ives

Pottery: Establishes Stillwater after purchasing a farm (1952-1953)

Taught: Taught at St Paul Gallery and School of art (St Paul, MN), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN), and University of Minnesota

Marriage: Married Nancy Spitzer (passed of cancer in 2014)

National Endowment for the Arts - Member of the policy panel

National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts - President

National Endowment for the Arts - Visual arts policy panel

Minnesota State Arts Board - Grants panel for individual artists



American Crafts Council - Elected Honorary Fellow

National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts - Elected Honorary Fellow

International Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts - Fellow

Minnesota Governor's Award for Crafts - First Recipient

University of Minnesota - Regent's Professor Emeritus

Minnesota Crafts Council - Lifetime Achievement Award

American Crafts Council - Gold Medal

McKnight Distinguished Artist Award

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