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List of Professors

Name Years at Michigansort icon Position

Alvah Brandish

1852 - 1863
Professor of Fine Arts

Herbert Richard Cross

1911 - 1922
Assistant Professor of Fine Arts

Bruce McNaughton Donaldson

1919 - 1940
Associate Professor of Fine Arts

Joseph Edgar Maddy

1929 - 1962
Professor of Music and Fine Arts
Founder, President and Music Director of the National Music Camp at Interlochen

Avard Fairbanks

1929 - 1947
Associate Professor of Sculpture

James M. Plumer

1935 - 1960
Associate Professor of Fine Arts

Harold Edwin Wethey

1940 - 1972
Professor of Fine Arts
Chair Department of Fine Arts

George H Forsyth Jr

1946 - 1972
Visiting Professor of Fine Arts
Professor of Fine Arts and History of Art
Chair of Department of Fine Arts

Mary H. Swindler

1950
Visiting Professor of Fine Arts

Corneliue C. Vermeule III

1953 - 1955
Assistant Professor of Fine Arts