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Oil on burlap
30 x 36 inches
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Netter Worthington was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1918.He was a painter in both figurative and abstract styles and had a long career as an art professor and administrator. Worthington also served in the Army during World War II.
Worthington earned degrees from the University of Michigan and California State University at Long Beach. He studied in Paris with artist André Lhote and Mexico with David Siqueiros. His early works show the influence of Lhote.
At Chapman University, he was Professor of Art during the 1950s and 60s, and in 1965 became Dean of Chapman's World Campus Afloat program, which he led for 10 years and which, continuing today, sends students around the world each semester on a Holland America Line passenger ship. Worthington later became Dean of the Arts program at United States International University.
In 1969, Worthington moved to San Diego to become director of logistics for the overseas programs of United States International University, now known as Alliant International University. He was named dean of the school's performing and visual arts section in 1975, and later directed the university's London and Mexico City campuses before retiring in 1990.
In 1982, traveling in India on a Fulbright-Hayes scholarship, he created a series of oils that became part of the book "The Same Air," published in 1997. He exhibited the paintings in San Diego, and presented one-man shows at galleries in Del Mar, where he made his home.
Netter Worthington passed away in La Jolla, California in 2002.