Lawrence P. Anderson

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Lawrence P. Anderson

Professor of Visual Arts

Office: HFAC 104
Phone: 843-661-1530


M.F.A. Printmaking/Drawing – University of Kentucky, 1981.

B.F.A. Printmaking – University of South Dakota, 1973.


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Lawrence Anderson came to Francis Marion University in 2000 to serve as Professor of Visual Arts and Chair of the Department of Fine Arts and Mass Communications.  His duties include coordination of the Department’s majors in Art Education, Music Industry, Theatre Arts, and Visual Arts; chairing the FMU Artist Series Committee; and teaching in the Visual Arts program. In 2015, Professor Anderson retired from the chairmanship but continues to teach in the Visual Arts program.

Professor Anderson was born in Canby, Minnesota.  He studied at the University of South Dakota, from which he earned his B. F. A. in 1973.  Mr. Anderson began graduate studies at the University of Nebraska and received his MFA from the University of Kentucky in 1981.  He was an Artist-In-The-Schools resident for the National Endowment for the Arts and the Kentucky Arts Commission from 1977-80.  From 1987 through 2000 he taught at the University of South Dakota and served as Chair of the Department of Art. He has also been a professor at the University of Louisville, University of Kentucky, and the University of Wisconsin Center, Marsfield.  His work has been included in over 159 exhibits, 40 invitational print portfolios, and more than 50 public and private collections.

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