Donald Bunse

(American, born 1934, died 1994)

Late artist Donald Bunse helped develop the collagraph method of printmaking while a student at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Born in Flaxville, Montana, Bunse was raised in California and Oregon. He studied at Willamette University in Oregon and received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Washington in Seattle. He served as curator for the University of Washington's Henry Art Gallery from 1961-1963. He taught at many Washington State institutions, including Fort Wright College in Spokane, Washington State University in Pullman, Eastern Washington, and the University of Washington. He became head of the printmaking department at the University of Montana in 1976, where he taught until his death in 1994.