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Alumni Updates: 1960s


Below are archived updates for Art & Art History alumni graduating between 1960 and 1969. Visit the main Alumni Updates page for updates received this year.

Lynn Curlee '69 (Art History) Lynn spent his freshman and sophomore years at W&M, and then transferred to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa in Art History. Although he did not graduate from W&M, it was here he first studied art history. After graduating from UNC, Lynn received a doctoral fellowship to the University of Pennsylvania . in Philadelphia, where he earned an M.A. in Art History, specializing in 19th-century architecture and quattrocento painting. After which he moved to New York City and became a professional artist, with a long career in the gallery scene. His later interests shifted to writing and illustrating. Lynn is the author/illustrator of 12 nonfiction books for children, with more to come. You can check out an archive of his career at his website. (2009)

Lee Ellison '60 (B.S., Chemistry & Fine Arts) writes: “After retiring from a career in Cardiac surgery, I, my wife, two children sailed to the Caribbean. We lived on and sailed out boat for one year, Moved to Nevis and taught at a World Health Organization Medical School for three years and finally sailed across he South Pacific from Tahiti to Tonga. We have now returned to the USA for our kids secondary school education. I have returned to Sculpture, which was my love at William and Mary. I am working at Stony Creek Granite and clay. My work can be seen at "” (2010)

Catherine (Betsy) Goin '64 (Studio) Betsy writes: "I was a flight attendant for United Airlines from 1964 to 2003. I retired then. Now I am an independent associate for USANA Health Sciences. I am also interested in showing and selling my paintings, and I am also interested in becoming a published writer." (2012)

George Hanley '67 (B.A., Art History) George currently serves on the Board of Trustees at the Greenville, N.C. Museum of Art. (2009)

J Hunter Todd '61 (Fine Arts/Philosophy) J Hunter writes: Happy to say we have started working on the 50th WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival (April 21-30, 2017) - the longest running Indie film festival in the whole wide world! As founding Director, I have emerged as the longest running festival director also. Amazing! It all started with a film class by Prof Al Haak at W&M!
(Sept. 2016)

Georga Smith Williams '60 (Studio Art) Georga writes: "Since 1960 I have used my history of Fine Arts while a docent at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. My classes at W&M gave me a head start in training to be a docent. It was absolutely the most fulfilling and fun volunteer work that I have done. I was a docent for over 20 years. Since then I have taken painting classes....oil painting....and Mr. Thorne's oil painting classes at W&M gave me a firm background. Painting is my avocation but occasionally I manage to sell a piece here and there. My travels to many places too have accentuated my love and appreciation of art .All in all I feel so fortunate to have had these opportunities." (Oct, 2013)