Andrew Grabar

Title: Full Professor, Professor of Art
Company: University of Hawaii at Hilo
Location: Hilo, Hawaii, United States

Andrew Grabar, full professor and professor of art at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in visual arts and education.

Raised by his father, a painter, Dr. Grabar had always been interested in pursuing a career as an artist. He specializes in early forms of photography, notably light sensitive materials and historical, traditional materials. He obtained an Associate of Arts in visual communication design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1967 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from Carnegie Mellon University in 1971. After relocating to Hawaii, Dr. Grabar earned a Master of Fine Arts in painting and a doctorate in secondary education from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1983 and 1988, respectively.

Mr. Grabar established himself as an assistant professor of art at the University of Hawaii at Hilo from 1997 to 2002 and an associate professor of art between 2002 and 2010 before being promoted to a full professor of art in 2010. He is proud to have presented with the Senior Scholar Award for his contributions as an invited professor at the Lalit Kala Fine Arts Campus of Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu, Nepal. Throughout the course of his career, he has maintained his membership with the American Council of South Asian Art, the College Art Association of America and the Fulbright Association. His art has been featured in exhibitions and permanent collections in various countries across the globe, including Romania, Italy, Japan, Spain, India and Bulgaria. Looking toward the future, Mr. Grabar will continue to study art philosophy, photography, culinary art, and the primitive arts of Oceania, Africa and Asia.

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