These photos were taken during a break from lectures on the campus of Marymont College during the 1977 Illustrators Workshop. Fred Otnes is wearing what became the official workshop shirt. I don’t know which student came up with this idea and who purchased the shirts ,but during the end of the workshop we all wore these shirts.I may still have mine in my costume box.
Mark English is relaxing and next to him is Connie Connally one of the students that became a friend during the workshop.I don’t remember visiting the studio of Mark English,he may have been living near Kansas City ,Missouri at this time. I believe he was driving a Mercedes-Benz automobile. I think Bernie Fuchs was driving a Porsche. My memory may be wrong on this. I guess my point is that my perception was the faculty were all during well financially.
The studio of Bernie Fuchs,which was in Connecticut, was visited by the students,as was the studio of Bob Heindel.
Bernie Fuchs was a student at Washington University in St.Louis and I worked with several illustrators at Maritz Inc., in St.Louis, that went to school with him. They were Dave Fine and
Walter (Bud) Kemper. I also was a graduate of the School of Fine Arts at Washington University. Other Graduates were Jack Unruh and Al Parker.