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Don H. Marr, Artist, Professor, Friend (1930 – 2013)

Don Marr

CONWAY, Ark. (April 3, 2013) - Longtime Hendrix art professor Don Marr passed away this week.

Marr joined the Hendrix faculty in 1959. In 1991, he was named the Louis and Charlotte Cabe Distinguished Professor of Art.

"Don Marr was one of those people who ranked among the senior faculty upon my arrival at Hendrix College. We became colleagues and friends quickly. He was always someone with whom to have a great discussion, as he often was-as he himself put it-of two minds on most issues. Our visits over topics of varying degrees of intensity and importance were always fun occasions," said Hendrix Spanish professor Dr. Jon Arms. "He was also a great artist who shared his talents with many students over the time he taught at Hendrix. I was pleased when he graciously agreed to give me some instruction in calligraphy, even though I never became very good at it.  He was always patient and caring in his instruction.  He had a very nice sense of humor that always made encounters with him a joy. When he saw me, he would call out 'Eh, Cisco,' his nickname for me thanks to the discipline I taught."

"He was a dedicated and hard-working teacher, artist, and human being," added Arms. "With his passing, the world is suffering a great loss."

Marr's life and art will be remembered Saturday, April 6, at 2:30 in Reves Recital Hall. A large collection his works are represented on his website. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hendrix College in Conway.

Read the full obituary here.

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