Born in Scott County, Iowa, in 1846, Cody grew up on the prairie and became one of the most legendary figures in Western lore.
Program presenter Behrens is a writer and designer who has taught graphic design, illustration and design history for more than 35 years at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Art Academy of Cincinnati,and other schools. Since 1990, he has been on the faculty at the University of Northern Iowa, where he is a Professor of Art and Distinguished Scholar.
For many years Behrens was associated with Ballast Quarterly Review (a "periodical commonplace book" which he founded in 1985); North American Review; Leonardo: International Journal of the Arts, Sciences and Technology; Gestalt Theory; Print Magazine, and other publications. He has written hundreds of essays and articles for these and other periodicals, including Lotus Internationale, Revista de Occidente, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, Tate Etc., and so on.
As a graphic designer, he has illustrated books, short stories and poetry by Jerzy Kosinski, Margaret Atwood, Joyce Carol Oates, Joseph Langland, and other American writers. In recent years, he designed Dean and Geraldine Schwarz's massive book on Marguerite Wildenhain and the Bauhaus: An Eyewitness Anthology, chosen as a Recommended Book for 2008 by the blog Design Observer. Described by Communication Arts magazine as "one of the most original thinkers in design," Behrens was a nominee for the National Design Awards in 2003.
For more infromation, call 225-3922 or email email@example.com. This program is funded by the Humanities of Iowa and is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.