Mark Leithauser

photo of mark leithauser holding a skull
Adjunct Professor,
Exhibition Design Program
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Mark Leithauser received a bachelor’s degree in art and archaeology as well as an MFA in printmaking and drawing from Wayne State University in Michigan. In the mid-1970s, while completing a second master's degree in printmaking at Wayne State, Leithauser took a job as an exhibition designer in Washington, D.C. Since he only had access to a printing press in Detroit, he worked on copper plates in D.C., then on weekends drove to Michigan and quickly printed a few proofs before driving back for work Monday morning. His artwork consisted of drawings and etchings until he shifted to painting in oil later in his career.


MFA, Wayne State University