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William Klenk


William Klenk William Klenk received his BFA from Miami University and his MA and Ph.D. from Ohio State University. He has been teaching painting and drawing at the University of Rhode Island since 1960. Klenk has exhibited nationally including the Cumberland Gallery in Nashville, TN, the Knoxville Museum of Art in Knoxville, TN, the Virginia Lynch Gallery in Tiverton, RI and the Newport Art Museum.

His work is in public and corporate collections including Fidelity Investments Corporation, the RISD Museum and Rhode Island Hospital. His private portrait commissions include President Robert Carothers at URI, Angelica Huston for the film "Mr. North", and Professor Agnes Doody.

Department Chair


Ronald Onorato

Office Hours:

Tues 2pm to 3pm

Weds 11am to 12pm

Or by appointment

Contact: 874-5821

Room: FAC 207


Special Programs

Italo Scanga Visiting Art Professionals Program

Visual Arts Sea Grant Program