Title: Artist, Retired Art Educator
Location: Stonington, Connecticut, United States
John Fix, Artist and Retired Art Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in metalwork and sculptures.
As an artist and an educator, nothing has brought greater joy in his career than watching his student’s success. He considers witnessing his students win national awards to be the highlight of his career. He had taught art for most of his career, first teaching at D.B. Oliver High School and then at the Norwich Free Academy from 1960 until his retirement in 1992. He was also the coordinator of the art department at the institution from 1989 to 1992. A well accomplished artist in his own right, his work has been exhibited in such exhibits at the Carnegie Museum, the De Cordova Museum, the New York World’s Fair, St. Paul’s Episcopalian Church and various other places.
Mr. Fix first earned a BFA at the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1957 and later continued his academic pursuit s at the Connecticut College, earning an MAT in 1968. For his artist work, he has received such accolades at the First Prize in Crafts and the Mrs. Roy A. Hunt Award, as well as the Award for Excellence in Silver from Slater Museum and Award in Sculpture from the Mystic Art Association. He received the Louise Forest Gibson Silver Prize in 2009 and the Mabel Kingsbury Fentress Award in 2012. He continues to create art while enjoying his retirement. He is also proud of his children, Peter, who is an archaeologist at Texas A&M University, and his daughter Anne who owns a Turkish textile shop called Yali.
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