Artist, Underground Cartoonist to Exhibit Artwork

University of Missouri Professor Emeritus Frank Stack, who has been called “something of a schizophrenic artist,” is exhibiting his artwork at William Woods University through Sept. 26.

A painter, printmaker, writer and “disreputable underground cartoonist,” Stack recently retired from the University of Missouri after 40 years of teaching.

One of the earliest of the “underground” cartoonists, he didn’t want to jeopardize his chance at tenure and financial security, so for many years he drew his often sacrilegious or politically offensive cartoons under the pseudonym of Foolbert Sturgeon.

Stack received his bachelor of fine arts at the University of Texas and attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago before earning a master’s degree in painting at the University of Wyoming.

He is a Signature Member of the Kansas Watercolor Society and the Missouri Watercolor Society, and in 1986 he earned the Governor’s Arts Award as Artist of the Year.

His “Everything on Paper” exhibit in the Mildred M. Cox Gallery of the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts at William Woods features examples from all four areas of his expertise.

A public reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11. He will present a workshop in printmaking Sept. 11 and 12 in the Kemper Arts Center.

Admission to the Cox Gallery is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call 573-592-4245 for more information.