Don Reitz Abbreviated Resume

1929 Sunbury, Pennsylvania

1957 BS, Art Education, Kutztown State College, Kutztown, Pennsylvania
1962 MFA, New York State School of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

Teaching Appointments:
1957-60 Dover Public Schools, Dover New Jersey
1962 Alfred University, Alfred, New York
1962-88 University of Wisconsin, Madison Wisconsin

Honors and Awards:

  • Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Fellow, Wisconsin Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters
  • Honored in Ceramic Monthly Reader’s Poll as One of Twelve Greatest Living Ceramic Artists Worldwide, 1988 and 2001
  • Cited by the Maori people of New Zealand and carved on their totem pole for “Distinguished leadership in the dispensing of knowledge to peoples”
  • Trustee Emeritus, American Craft Council
  • Fellow, World Craft Council
  • Past President and Fellow, National Council on The Education of Ceramic Arts (NCECA)
  • National Endowment of the Arts Grant
  • Governor’s Award in the Arts, State of Wisconsin and State of Pennsylvania
  • Governor’s Award, Himeji City, Japan
  • First Ceramic Art Award, American Ceramic Society
  • Aileen Osborn Webb Gold Medal, American Crafts Council
  • Distinguished Educator Award, James Renwick Alliance
  • Peter Voulkos Visiting Artist Fellowship, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana

Selected Private Collections:
Lisa & Dudley Anderson
The Belger Collection
Fay & Phelan Bright
Ruth Boyd Johnson
Leatrice & Mel Eagle
Robyn & John Horn
Katherine Howd
Stephane Janssen
Sara & David Lieberman
Beth Morean
Larry Spiegel
Anita & Ron and Wornick

Selected Public Collections:
Arkansas Arts Center
Arizona State University Art Museum
Chazen Museum of Art, Madison
Contemporary Art Museum, Hawaii
Daum Museum of Contemporary Art
De Young, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
High Museum of Art
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Milwaukee Museum of Art
Mint Museum of Craft + Design
Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred University
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Tweed Museum of Art
Weismann Art Museum