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Stan Wiederspan

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

A Nebraska native, Stan Wiederspan received his MA and MFA from the School of Art & History at the University of Iowa. After teaching high school, and pursuing graduate study, he joined the art faculty of Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant.  

After 8 years there, he accepted a position as director of the Cedar Rapids Art Center, forerunner of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art.  In 1978, and after serving on the board of the Iowa Arts Council, he began his career as a full-time studio artist.  In 1991, he opened a gallery on Mount Vernon Road in Cedar Rapids, where he showed his work and that of other regional artists.  After 25 years in  business, he closed the gallery in 2016.


Over the years, Weiderspan has produced a number of commissioned projects, which can be seen today in both corporate and municipal settings.  Stylistically, his work has varied from photorealism to abstraction and nonobjective constructions.  After several exhibitions at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, he enjoyed his first solo New York show at OK Harris in 2009.

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