CVPA Mourns Loss of Professor Emeritus

1986 Art Faculty Meeting by Richard Beard

The NIU College of Visual and Performing Arts is saddened to learn of the passing of revered professor emeritus Richard (Dick) Beard. Dr. Beard spent the last 30 years of his notable career as a painting professor in the NIU School of Art. As a professional painter, Dick won many juried competitions throughout the United States. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dorathea, also an emeritus faculty member of the NIU School of Art, and their three children, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The NIU School of Art owns several works by Dr. Beard, many of which will be displayed in Gallery 214 in Arends Hall (the art building) on the NIU campus during the week of February 6.

A complete obituary may be found here.

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