Harold Kitner

(Cleveland, Ohio, 1921 - 2004, Charleston, South Carolina)

North America, American

Kitner was a graduate of Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Art and served in the Army during World War II, stationed primarily in Texas. He later joined the faculty of the Kent State University School of Art, and was a professor there for more than 38 years. During that time, he was a founder of the Blossom Arts summer program in cooperation with the Cleveland Orchestra. During his tenure at Kent State, he led five art field trips to Mexico City, and taught for more than a year at the University of Tel Aviv in Israel. As a painter, his work has been collected and exhibited throughout the region in galleries, museums, and private collections. After retirement from Kent State University, Professor Kitner and his wife Joyce moved to Miami Beach where he was a member of the Lincoln Road Art Center, and maintained an active studio. Mr. Kitner also taught classes at the University of Miami, and at Florida International University. He later relocated to Charleston, South Carolina.

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