Untitled (Helper Print), 1990
About the artist
Lloyd Menard, Professor Emeritus, received his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois and his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He has taught printmaking, papermaking and drawing at the University of South Dakota for over thirty years. He originated Frogman’s Print Workshops in 1981 and Frogman’s Press & Gallery in 1994. The gallery specialized in exhibiting the works of nationally and internationally known print educators. He curated over 70 exhibitions during the gallery’s run.
He has been honored with Mid-America Print Council’s Outstanding Printmaker Award, Southern Graphic Council’s Excellence in Teaching Printmaking Award, the College Art Association’s Distinguished Teaching of Art Award, the Burlington Northern Foundation’s Faculty Achievement Award, the South Dakota Governor’s Award for Excellence in Arts Education, and the University of Nebraska Omaha’s Alumnus of the Year Award.
The work Menard produced at Island Press was destroyed in a gallery fire. Only the helper prints exist today.