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Biography
 
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.
 
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GROUP EXHIBITIONS

All Terrain: Perspectives on Landscape, Parkland Art Gallery , Champaign, Illinois, 2006.

Contemporary American Landscape, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 2005.

Midwest Landscapes, Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2005.

Contemporary American Realism, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 2005.

Contemporary American Realism, M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 2004.

Groveland Gallery Group Show, Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2004.

Beyond City Limits: Rural Views of the Midwest, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin, 2004.

Gallery and Invited Artists, Sherry French Gallery, New York, 2004.

Gallery and Invited Artists, DFN Gallery, New York, 2003.

From the Heartland, Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2003.

On the Water, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, June 2003.

Grant Wood and the Iowa Landscape, Luce Gallery, Cornell College, Mt.Vernon, Iowa, 2003.

Landscape: A Universal Language, Corner House Gallery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 2003.

CRMA Triennial Invitational, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapis, Iowa, June 2002.

A Vision of Middle America, residence U.S. Ambassador, Vilnius Lithuania, 2001-3.

Path and Passage (2 person exhibit), Percival Gallery, Des Moines, Iowa, 2000.

Contemporary American Landscape, M.A.Doran Gallery, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 2000, 2004.

Contemporary American Realism III, M.A.Doran Gallery, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 2000.

Contemporary American Landscape, M.A.Doran Gallery, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1999.

Restructuring the Prairie, Grinned College, Grinnell, Iowa, 1999.

OUR GOOD EARTH, The Landscape at the End of the Century, Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, D. C., 1999.

Arts Midwest/NEA Regional Visual Artist Fellowship Recipient Exhibition, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan, 1998.

The Iowa Collection, Iowa Department Cultural Affairs, touring 1997-98.

Plain Pictures, Images of the American Prairie, University of Iowa Museum of Art, 1996.

Drawing out the Land: The Prairie in Eastern Iowa, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 1996.


Midwestern Landscapes, Percival Gallery, Des Moines, 1996.

Area Faculty Exhibit, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 1992.

American Myth, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, Iowa, 1992.

19th Anderson Winter Show, Anderson Fine Arts Center, Indiana, 1989.

18th Anderson Winter Show, Anderson Fine Arts Center, Indiana, 1988.


1987 Biennial, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, Iowa, 1987.

Winter Group Exhibition, Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1987.

Still Life Exhibition, Roslyn Art Museum, S/R Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska, 1987.

16th Anderson Winter Show, Anderson Fine Arts Center, Indiana, 1986.

Hot National, Hot Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, Pennsylvania, 1985.


Rockford International, Rockford College, Rockford, Illinois, 1985.

Mid-Four, Nelson Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Missouri, 1984.

Twelve Midwestern Realists, Sioux City Art Center, 1983.

Reunion Exhibit, Metropolitan Gallery, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 1983.

Iowa Artist Annual, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa, 1983.