TU welcomes Baker as director of School of Art

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The University of Tulsa has selected former University of Alabama art professor W. Lowell Baker to serve as director of TU’s School of Art.

Professor W. Lowell BakerThe University of Tulsa has selected former University of Alabama art professor W. Lowell Baker to serve as director of TU’s School of Art.

Baker’s move to Tulsa marks the third art program he has directed – at Itawamba Community College in Fulton, Miss., and most recently at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Baker’s institutional teaching experience also includes North Arkansas College and the University of Arkansas. His teaching areas include sculpture, figurative sculpture, ceramics, 3-D design, drawing, figure drawing and art appreciation.

The Oklahoma native received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Phillips University in Enid and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Wichita State University.

In addition to his university teaching background, Baker has conducted more than 75 national and international art workshops in countries such as Cuba, Bolivia, Guatemala, Singapore and Germany. He also contributes regularly to professional ceramics journals and presents his work at exhibitions.

As director of the TU School of Art, Baker said he will focus his teaching in the area of sculpture.

I am pleased and honored to join the faculty at The University of Tulsa,” he said. “I am thrilled to be a part of the School of Art and the university’s new Henry Zarrow Center for Art and Education.”

Contact:
Gail Banzet
918-631-3730
gail-banzet@utulsa.edu