Dean Dablow


Viewing our exhibits is free because of the generosity of Horicon Bank.

May 31, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – July 14, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

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Exhibition Dates: May 31 – July 14, 2018

Exhibit Reception Date: Friday, June 1, 2018, 6:30 – 8 pm

Dean Dablow Lives in Ruston, LA. Born in Superior, Wisconsin in 1946, he spent his early childhood in North Dakota before moving to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin where he graduated high school in 1964.  At 17, he worked several months in Washington, DC not knowing what his future path would be. Visits to The National Gallery of Art after work were pivotal in his decision to pursue the life of an artist. He began study at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point as a painter/sculptor but the camera became increasingly intriguing as a tool to make art. Upon graduation he began graduate studies in photography under John Schulze at the University of Iowa where he received his MFA in 1974 with a minor in sculpture under Julius Schmidt.

Dablow retired from Louisiana Tech University after 31 years of service, first as head of the Photography Program and then taking the reins of the School of Art (renamed The School of Design) as the Director. During his tenure as Director, Dablow was instrumental in establishing the School of Art’s study abroad program in Paris. Presently he holds the rank of Professor Emeritus at Louisiana Tech.

He kept his interest in other media alive throughout his career also working in drawing and sculpture. Since his retirement he has returned to painting as his medium of choice.