Photography & Printmaking
BS Indiana University of PA,
MFA Rochester Institute of Technology
Donald Forsythe is an artist/educator living in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania. Born in 1955 in Pittsburgh, he studied Art Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, (B.S.ed., 1977) and earned an MFA degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology (Printmaking/Photography) in 1979. He currently produces works on paper and box constructions, and has exhibited widely on the national and international level. He served on the Board of Directors of Christians in Visual Arts from 1983–2000, and was the president of that organization from 1991-1993. His workshops on printmaking, collage, and box construction have been offered in locations from Los Angeles, California to Orvieto, Italy. He was named an International Fellow of the Ballinglen Art Foundation in Ballycastle, Ireland in 2002. Don has been on the Art faculty at Messiah College in Grantham, PA for thirty-one years, where he has won numerous awards and grants. Some of these include the Robert and Marilyn Smith Excellence in Teaching Award in 1985, 1987, 1992, and 1995 as well as the title “Distinguished Professor” from 2003 through 2013.