Jaye Bumbaugh

jaye headerJaye Bumbaugh is a working artist from northwest Ohio.  He has been in countless juried shows and won many prestigious awards.  He is Professor Emeritus of Bluffton University, where he taught for 37 years.   

Jaye Bumbaugh was born and raised in Lorain, Ohio on Lake Erie, west of Cleveland, Ohio.  He graduated from Lorain Senior High School in 1955, and went on to earn a B.A. from Ohio Northern University. Jaye met his wife, Susan Moritz, on the ONU campus and they married in August of 1959.  Jaye taught art at Midview Junior High School in Grafton, Ohio for five years, then taught at Bluffton High School.  After graduating from Bowling Green State University in 1967 with a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Sculpture, he began his 37 year career of teaching Art at Bluffton University.  During this time he served as chairman of the Art Department and was instrumental in bringing the Art Department curriculum into the contemporary world, introducing new courses in airbrush, paper-making, figure drawing with the life model, lithography, intaglio, silkscreen and relief printmaking, welding and casting metals in sculpture, and also digital media.

See his work at 4 Corners Gallery, Studio & Pottery or visit his website to learn more.

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