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University Community Mourns Passing of Roger Carlisle, Professor Emeritus


The Arkansas State University community mourns the death of Roger Carlisle, emeritus professor of art, who died Wednesday. 

Carlisle began his time at Arkansas State in 1974 as a temporary instructor, moving into a full-time position in 1975.  He retired in 2014 after 40 years of service to A-State and was selected to the Distinguished Faculty Wall of Honor in that same year.

Highly-respected by both his colleagues and students, his painting of the Old Statehouse in Little Rock was commissioned by the United States Postal Service in 1986 for the Arkansas Statehood Stamp commemorating the Arkansas Sesquicentennial.  Also during his time at Arkansas State, he exhibited his work at over 100 state, regional and national competitive and invitational exhibitions.

Between 1991 and 1995, he received commissions from the Postal Commemorative Society to design collector panels for the “Washington D.C.” stamp, the “Summer Olympics” stamp, the “500th Anniversary of Columbus Landing in Puerto Rico” stamp and the “1995 Chinese New Year” stamp.

Carlisle earned his bachelor of fine arts degree and his master of fine arts degree from the University of Nebraska.

Visitation will be held Friday from 1-3 p.m. at Emerson Funeral Home, with a memorial service to follow.

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