LLOYD R. MENARD
Born 1938 in Omaha, Nebraska
In 2005, Menard was the recipient of the UNO Art and Art History Department's Distinguished Alumni Award. In the same year, his contributions to arts education over three decades at the University of South Dakota were recognized through his receipt of the College Art Association's Distinguished Teaching of Art Award and the Southern Graphics Association's 2005 Excellence in Teaching Printmaking Award. Menard has also contributed significantly to the collaborative press movement on university campuses through Frogman's Print and Paper Workshops, an annual summer workshop attracting students and professors of printmaking from around the country since 1979, and through Frogman Press and Gallery, which he opened in Beresford, South Dakota in 1994. The Frogman is the artist's alter ego and through its pejorative reference to the frog calls attention to his French heritage. Menard is an avid collector of frog related knick-knacks. In 2005, UNO Art Gallery exhibition "Frogman Prints: Frogman Collects" featured three decades of prints created by Menard, his students, and his collaborators. During his residency at UNO in 1978, Menard demonstrated his considerable skills as an intaglio specialist.
Frogman Arrives in Nebraskaland
1978; color intaglio; image: 22 3/4 x 16 1/4 (57.785 x 42.545), sheet: 29 1/8 x 22 1/2 (73.964 x 57.15); edition 30