Gary Meyer transcript

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Gary Meyer transcript


  • 2013 March 22 (Creation)


Audio length: 01:13:59
Transcript length: 23 pages

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(1934 May 13 - 2021 February 12)

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Gary Meyer was born on May 13, 1934 in Oklahoma. After graduating from high school in Burbank, he joined the Marines (1952-1955). When he returned from Korea, he used the G.I. Bill to attend Art Center as an Illustration major, and graduated with honors in 1959. His professional experience includes work for all aircraft companies, all movie studios, record companies, publishing companies and many others. He joined the Illustration faculty in 1988 and was acting co-Chair of the department from 2003 to 2004. He was the second person to be named Master of the College and has won the Great Teacher Award 17 times.

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Gary Meyer (ILLU 1959) discusses his student years at Art Center including his interactions with the Japanese students from JETRO. While looking at a list of teachers from the 1950s, he reminisces about their teaching styles and personalities. He talks about his professional work with Universal Studios and other clients. Lastly, he discusses his return to Art Center as a teacher.

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Copyright held by Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, Calif.)

Digital materials and catalog records are made available for educational and research purposes only and cannot be reproduced, distributed, or published without written permission from Art Center College of Design.

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