Douglas TellerName: Douglas Teller
Date of Death: 04/25/2012
Age at death:
Douglas H Teller, MFA, Professor, of Sarasota, FL, formerly of Battle Creek and Washington D.C., died on Apr. 25, 2012.
Originally from Battle Creek, Michigan, Mr. Teller completed his undergraduate studies at East Michigan University and received his MFA in painting and printmaking from George Washington University. Professor Teller was a dedicated teacher, demanding both of his students and himself. His long career in DC included one-man shows at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Dimock Gallery and Cosmos Club. He left a considerable legacy as both printmaker and painter.
Following his retirement, in Sarasota, Florida, he maintained steady contact with a large group of students and colleagues. He also focused with amazing zeal and success on his own painting, building a significant exhibition record and admirable reputation as a watercolorist.
Professor Teller was a long-time member and past president of the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society, and a member of the Florida Watercolor Society, the Southern Watercolor Society, Florida Artist Group (FLAG) and Art Uptown.
Douglas Teller is survived by his long-time partner, Mariano J. Vera, and will be remembered in the hearts and work of hundreds of his students.
He was widely admired as an artist, teacher, and colleague, but most of all as a friend. Loyal and caring, he was a man of integrity, firm convictions, great kindness and enormous personal courage