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Professor Emeritus Bill Lewis Turns 100

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Professor Emeritus Bill Lewis celebrated his 100th birthday with friends and family on March 18, 2018. Born in Detroit, raised in Lansing and Grand Rapids, Lewis is a University of Michigan alum (BDes 48) and a veteran of the U.S. Navy (19411945). Lewis began his tenure track career at the University of Michigan in 1957, serving as an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, and Associate Dean in what was then called the College of Architecture and Design. When the School of Art separated from the College of Architecture and Design in 1974, Lewis served as the school’s first Associate Dean from 1974 – 1976. Lewis retired from the University of Michigan in 1986. A renowned painter, Lewis worked in many media including ceramics photography, and collage. He is a co-founder of the Ann Arbor Potter’s Guild and over the span of his career, seen roughly 110 solo exhibitions. Happy birthday, Bill!