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BORN: September 10, 1920, Woodlake, California
DIED: March 6, 2014, Kent, Washington
Pierce was a painter, printmaker and sculptor. He founded the University of Alaska’s art department in 1960 and retired as professor emeritus of art from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. In 2012, he received an honorary doctorate of arts from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks in recognition of his accomplishments as an artist and educator and for his contributions to the practice of art in Alaska.
Pierce was raised on a cattle ranch in the Mojave desert and took to drawing animals at an early age. His formal training began in Los Angeles at the Art Center School, now the Art Center College of Design, and Chouinard Art Institute, which later merged with California Institute of Arts. WW II interrupted his education when he was drafted into the army in 1942. He saw combat along the Siegfried Line, for which he received a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star; was at Normandy; and served in Germany following American occupation. In 1947, he resumed his studies in New York under...