Preserving the artist's heritage
Alan Klawans

Interviewed in 2003
Sponsored by University of the Arts   
Jason Grant, Intern
Jeannine Cook, Videographer
Bob Stein and Trish Siembora, Advisors

Artist's Statement:
I believe that my life has been made interesting by the random visual moments that I have experienced, such as the light on a side of a building, a fishing lure in the water, numbers on the side of a ship, or a view of the Earth from an airplane window. The subjects that inspire my art come from many sources. They may be historic, art related, from architecture, industrial sites, movies, books, family experiences, old photographs, fishing trips, vacatons, and old post cards -- also flea market adventures.

Selected Collections:
- The Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA
- Temple University School of Pharmacy, Philadelphia PA
- The American Institute of Graphic Arts, New York NY
- The Pennsylvania Historical Society, Philadelphia PA

Selected Exhibitions:
- Whitney Museum, New York NY
- Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
- Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC
- The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA
- The Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA
- State University of Pennsylvania, State College PA
- Perkins Art Center, Moorestown NJ
- The Philadelphia Sketch Club, PA
- The Plastic Club, Philadelphia PA
- Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia PA

Design Awards:
- New York Art Directors Club
- Society of Publication Designers
- Society of Illustrators, New York
- Philadelphia Art Directors Club
- San Francisco Art Directors Club

Teaching Experience (retired):
- Instructor of Design and Typography, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
- Lecturer, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia PA
- Instructor, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia PA

Professional Experience:
- President, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, PA, current
- Curator of Exhibitions, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, PA (1997-2002)
- Director of Design, Graphic Consortium, Philadelphia PA (1986-1996)
- Director of Design, SmithKline Beckman Corporation, Philadelphia PA
- Art Director, SmithKline and French Laboratories (1957-1981)

- Philadelphia Museum School of Art (University of the Arts): BFA

Contact Information:
1113 Division Avenue
Willow Grove PA 19090