(KANSAS, 1913 – 2002) “Bernard achieved a master of fine arts degree at the University of Iowa in 1949. After graduation, he established the printmaking program at Wichita State University in Kansas, where he taught until 1983 when he retired as professor emeritus.
Stationed in San Antonio while in the Army, Bernard learned about printmaking from an elderly woman who owned a studio nearby. In his later years, he began doing farm scenes, reminiscent of his Illinois boyhood.
Bernard’s family said he has works in 36 public collections including the Library of Congress, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and the St. Cloud City Building.”