Professor Emeritus of Art E. Dane Purdo died Tuesday, August 19 in Neenah at the age of 88.
Professor Emeritus of Art E. Dane Purdo joined the Lawrence faculty from Milwaukee-Downer College in 1964 and taught here until his retirement in 1991.
An accomplished silversmith — he designed Lawrence’s Faculty Marshal Mace carried at the head of academic processions as well as the Presidential Chain of Office and usher batons —Purdo was one of 21 members of the Milwaukee-Downer faculty who came to Lawrence in 1964 as part of the consolidation with the former all-women’s college. He began a 36-year teaching career in 1955 at Milwaukee-Downer as both studio artist and art historian. After the... read more