(American, born 1933, died 2014)
Late artist Paul Buckner is remembered for his work in stone, metal, and wood. He is honored for his legacy of fine arts teaching at the University of Oregon in Eugene. Buckner said this about his work, “I have trained my whole life to be able to reach back to the forgotten things we are born knowing. Whether I will, in any measure, ever succeed, I don’t know. I do know that in making things I take great joy.” Paul Buckner received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington, Seattle. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Claremont Graduate School in Claremont, California.