John Bashor (1926-2013) was a painter and print maker from Newton, Kansas who studied at Washburn University (Topeka) and the University of Iowa where he received his MFA. Bashor had a long career as an educator, serving as art department chair at Bethany College (Lindsborg, Kansas) from 1954-66 and Director of the School of Art at Montana State University (Bozeman) from 1966 until his retirement in 1986. In addition to painting and prints, Bashor made elegant furniture, designed a wood-burning stove shaped like a pyramid for his living room, and built a solar collector to help heat his studio. Bashor’s extensive exhibition history includes the Joslyn Museum (Nebraska), The Hutchinson Art Center (Kansas), Wichita State University, Veerhoff Gallery (Washington, D.C.), and Montana State University. His work is in the permanent collection of the Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery (Kansas) and numerous private collections.