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Name Dew, James
Dates & places of birth and death b. 1922 Barnesville, Ohio
d. 2012 Missoula, MT
Nationality American
Occupation Soldier, Professor of Art at the Univeristy of Montana
Notes During the Battle of the Bulge, in France, 106th Division Infantry surrendered, including Dew. As a result, Dew was imprisoned in a German concentration camp (along with writer Kurt Vonnegut) from December 19, 1944, to April 24, 1945.

Later, as chair of the Art department at the University of Montana, Dew helped hire Rudy Autio and Walter Hook and was instrumental in bringing the Fra Dana collection to the university. In 1948, he was a founding member of the Montana Institute of the Arts and a member of the Montana Watercolor Society.
Relationships Kurt Vonnegut, Rudy Autio, and Walter Hook
Places of residence Ohio, France, Montana
Role Artist
Titles & Honors Dew completed the Army Specialized Training Program while he was attending the University of Alabama. During World War II, he served with the U.S. Infantry, 106th Division and was in the Battle of the Bulge, France.
Education Dew attended the University of Alabama from 1943 to 1944. In 1946, he studied at Oberlin College and graduated with an
AB. A year later he obtained an AM in 1947 from the same college.

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