Keith Anden Achepohl Biography

Keith Anden Achepohl




Keith Achepohl was born April 11, 1934, in Chicago, Illinois. He earned as BA from Knox College in Galesburg, IL, and in 1960 received an MFA in printmaking from the University of Iowa, where he studied with Mauricio Lasansky. He also holds DFA degrees from Knox College (1996) and Pacific Lutheran University (1989). From 1964-67 he served as a printmaking instructor at the University of Iowa, returning to school in 1973, where he is currently full professor and head of the printmaking department. Since 1996 he has served as director of the University of Iowa Summer in Venice Program. In 2001 the University named him the Elizabeth M. Stanley Professor in the Arts.

His work is included in museums around the world, including the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the Library of Congress; the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.; the Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, Calif.; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Wash.; the Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid, Spain; Kobe Art Museum, Kobe, Japan; and the Philadelphia Art Museum, Philadelphia, Penn. Fulbright awards have taken him to Egypt and Turkey.