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University of Iowa News Release

Sept. 7, 2006

Dorothy Johnson Appointed Roy J. Carver Professor Of Art

Dorothy Johnson, director of the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, has been appointed Roy J. Carver Professor of Art History.

A specialist in 18th- and 19th-century French and European art, Johnson received her Ph.D. from the University at California, Berkeley. She is the author of "Jacques-Louis David: Art in Metamorphosis" and "Jacques-Louis David: The Farewell of Telemachus and Eucharis," and numerous scholarly articles. She is the editor of "Jacques-Louis David: New Perspectives" published in 2006 by the University of Delaware Press. For more biographical information, see

The Carver Professorships were endowed through a 1971 gift to the University of Iowa Foundation from the late Roy J. Carver, Sr., and Lucille A. Carver of Muscatine. Appointment as a Carver Professor is a permanent appointment and includes an annual research stipend that may be used to enhance scholarly work and for professional travel.

Carver founded the Bandag Company in Muscatine, a business that eventually became the world's largest producer of tire retread materials and equipment for the transportation industry. He remained active in his various businesses and philanthropic efforts until his death in 1981 at the age of 71. Lucille Carver attended the UI and in 1972 received the Distinguished Service Award from the UI Alumni Association. She currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Bandag, Inc. of Muscatine and served on the UI Foundation board from 1981 to 1985.

The UI Foundation is the channel preferred by the UI for private contributions to all areas of the university.

The School of Art and Art History is part of the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. You may visit the School of Art and Art History web site at

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STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

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