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Fred Easker has been painting full time since 1994. Like most artists he had previously worked at other things including teacher, museum educator and director of an historic house museum which was completely renovated under his guidance.

He actively participates in the life of his community working on boards and organizations involved in the arts and humaniites and was awarded the Friend of the Arts Award from Marion Fine Arts Council in 1993. Easker resides in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Fred Easker's work is included in museum, corporate and private collections throughout the Midwest and has appeared in a number of periodicals and books. He was an Arts Midwest/NEA Regional Visual Arts Fellowship recipient in 1997.The artist holds a BA and MA in Art Education from the University of Iowa.

New American Paintings, No. 65, Open Studios Press, Wellesley, MA, August, 2006

New American Paintings, No. 47, Open Studios Press, Wellesley, MA, August, 2003

Recovering the Prairie, Robert Sayre, University of Wisconsin Press, 1999.

The Artist and the American Landscape, John Driscoll and Arnold Skolnick, First Glance Books, Cobb, California, 1998.

New American Paintings, No. 17, Open Studios Press, Wellesley, MA, August, 1998.

Icon, “Portrait of two artists and a single landscape,” Todd Kimm, November 12, 1998.

An American Landscape Collection, Views from the Heartland, Kemper Funds, 1997.

Plain Pictures, Images of the American Prairie, Joni Kinsey, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1996.

American Art Review, Volume VIII, No. 4, September-October, 1996.