Linus Meldrum was hired in 2013 as an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts to develop a new Core Curriculum course in Fine Arts – ART150 Visual Arts and the Catholic Imagination, as well as teach Studio Art courses. Professor Meldrum served as an Adjunct Professor at Franciscan University since 2009, teaching Studio Art and Art Appreciation.
Professor Meldrum earned his BFA in Painting at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana in 1981 and his MFA in Painting and Printmaking at The Yale School of Art in New Haven, Connecticut in 1983, and has been an independent artist and craftsman for over 30 years. He is a veteran of more than 400 exhibitions and festivals throughout the Mid-Atlantic States. Teaching assignments have included Painting and Drawing courses at The Yale School of Art, Central Connecticut State University and the Pennsylvania School of Art & Design.
In the development of the new Core Curriculum course, he has developed a particular interest in the proto-Renaissance artist, Giotto Di Bondone, the sacred nature of Giotto’s work and his relationship to St. Francis. You may read a recent article by Professor Meldrum in Crisis Magazine online at the link below.