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Marilyn Campbell Holsinger MAT ’65

A picture of Marilyn Campbell Holsinger

Marilyn Campbell Holsinger MAT ’65, March 10, 2015, in Portland. Miki earned a BA from the University of Oregon in drawing and painting in 1944, moving to San Francisco to work in advertising. She joined the art and advertising department of the San Francisco Examiner, and, with an interest in clothing, even modeled shoes for the newspaper’s store ads. In 1949, she married Frank W. Holsinger; they had one daughter, Joan. In 1960, Miki and Joan moved to Portland, where Miki worked on the staff of Studio 1030, a notable group of Portland designers and artists. She was drawn to Reed to study with Prof. Lloyd Reynolds [English & art 1929–69], she said, and earned a master’s degree in art. “Having Lloyd Reynolds as my teacher not only gave my artwork a new skill (calligraphy), but also gave me a fulfilling new philosophy of life.” Miki worked for the Oregon State University Press and for Western Oregon State. She taught calligraphy classes at the Bush Barn in Salem and at Linn-Benton Community College. In 1981–87, she taught art at the University of Missouri at Columbia. In retirement, she did graphic design for the Friends of the Columbia Gorge, who honored her as volunteer of the year in 1994; she also volunteered with the First Unitarian Church, ran competitively, and skied. Survivors include her daughter and granddaughter.

Appeared in Reed magazine: December 2013

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