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Born February 1, 1934, Gooding, Idaho. Died July 17, 1992. Married Virginia June Wetherell, 1963. Sons, Eric R. Beasley, born 1966, and Geoffrey Mark Beasley, born 1969.


Idaho Public Schools; College of Idaho, Caldwell, Idaho; Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island/bachelor of fine Arts degree in advertising design; Claremont Graduate School, Claremont California/Master of Fine Arts degree in painting and printmaking.


California Polytechnic, Pomona, California; Webb School of california, Claremont, California; Pomona Catholic Boys high School, La Verne, California; New York University, New York, New York. Held positions from instructor to professor at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, 1968-92. Interim Director, School of Art and design, NAU, 1997-89; Assistant Dean, College of Creative and Communication Arts, NAU, 1989-92.

Professional Design Work

Fredrick W. Schmidt, Inc., New York, New York; The Mines Press, Inc., New York, New York; Burton Wenk Associates, Design Studio, New York, New York; Free Lance Designer, New York, New York.

Professional Organizations

Calligraphic Society of Arizona, Phoenix, President/1980, Honorary Lifetime member; Portland Society for Calligraphy, Portland, Oregon; Society of Scribes and Illuminators, London, England; Honorary member, Colleagues of Calligraphy, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota; Honorary Member, calligraphy Guild of Chattanooga, Tennessee; Honorary Lifetime Member, The Western Reserve Calligraphers, Cleveland, Ohio; Schreibwerkstatt Klingspor Offenbach, Offenbach am Main, Germany; Honorary Life Member, The Calligraphy and Italic Handwriting Society of South Africa, Johannesburg; Honorary Member, Cape Friends of Calligraphy, Cape Town, South Africa.