I was very pleased and honored to receive the following letter from
University of Michigan Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design
Professor Emeritus Frank Cassara, key WPA-FAP artist, and a member of the
influential Atelier 17 studio in Paris. Professor Frank Cassara, taught
printmaking at Stamps School from 1947 through 1983 and is, among
other things, the inventor of White Ground.
Frank's 100th birthday celebration was on March 17, 2013, although his actual birth date is March 13, 1913.
Frank passed away on Jan. 13, 2017 at age 103, and ten months.