Galen Berry is a nationally-renowned author, instructor and artist. Galen has shared his mastery of the art of marbeling with students at colleges, universities and art schools such as the University Art Studio at the University of California at Berkeley, at the Ft. Mason Center in San Francisco, and at the San Francisco Center or the Book. He has also taught at Northwestern Washington University, University of Central Oklahoma, the Mt. Angel Benedictine Monastery in Oregon, the Newport (OR) Paper Arts Festival, the Coupeville Arts Center on Whidbey Island, WA and the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. He now teaches marbeling at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, the Francis Tuttle Vo-Tech in Oklahoma City, and at the Firehouse Art Center in Norman, OK.
His work has been sold to art supply stores nationwide, such as Flax of San Francisco, Rhode Island School of Design, the Minnesota Book Arts Center and bookbinders, gift shops, and picture framers around the country. Galen has done work for the museum shops of both the Smithsonian and the Library of Congress in Washington DC. The copyrights to dozens of his patterns have been purchased by publishers such as Random House, Ballantine, Penguin Books, Simon & Schuster, Fearon-Janus, and Colorful Images, Inc. to be reprinted as cover art or as stationery. He has also written a 24-page color booklet, The Art of Marbling, which is sold by several art-supply stores across the country.
Galen was raised in Mississippi, lived for 25 years in California, and presently lives in Oklahoma. He attended Mississippi College, the Sorbonne (University of Paris), and graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), majoring in modern languages. His current hobby is backpacking through the canyons and deserts of the Southwestern states looking for natural arches and bridges and is developing a book on the subject.
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