Sunday, February 04, 2007

Artist conveys history on coin (Gannett Newspapers, WI)

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh professor 1 of 11 to design for U.S. Mint

OSHKOSH — Just like film director Alfred Hitchcock, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh art professor Richard Masters said he ascribes to the "less is more" theory in artistic endeavors.

He certainly did when he designed a commemorative coin marking the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas. Masters is one of 11 master designers for the U.S. Mint Artistic Infusion Program. The silver dollar coin Masters designed will go on sale in the spring. . . .

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