Monday, July 17, 2017

RIP Laurence Scholder, Printmaker and Mentor

Farewell to my fine printmaking instructor at SMU, Larry Scholder. He mentored me 1975-1981. Thanks for all you did for me, Larry. My condolences to Larry's family, many students, and friends.

Laurence (Larry) Ted Scholder (1942-2017)

Born in 1942 in Brooklyn, New York to Arthur and Kate Scholder, Larry grew up in New York and attended Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) where he met and married his wife Carole. 

He graduated in 1965 with a BFA and pursued graduate studies in printmaking at the University of Iowa, graduating in1967 with an MA. During this time daughters Erica and Alix were born.

After graduation, the family moved to Texas where Larry was a Professor in the Department of Art at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He taught at SMU for 44 years, retiring in 2012. 

In addition to teaching, Larry exhibited his artwork extensively throughout Texas and the United States. His prints are in the collections of numerous museums including the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Modern Art Museum in Ft. Worth, as well as in many private collections.

Survived by wife Carole, daughters Erica Scholder and Alix Perritt, son-in-law John Perritt, granddaughters Shelby and Darcy Perritt, sister Janet Scholder, and numerous cousins, including Joel and Marsha Selden.

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