Artist Leonard Lehrer appointed visiting professor in art

Renowned artist and educator Leonard Lehrer has been appointed visiting professor in art by the Department of Art and Art History and the College of Fine Arts, effective Sept. 1. Lehrer is a painter and printmaker whose work has been seen internationally for several decades in 46 solo exhibitions in New York City, Philadelphia and extensively throughout the United States, Germany, Austria, Spain and Italy. He comes to Austin after serving as dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts at Columbia College in Chicago from 2000-2007, and most recently as associate provost for external affairs.