Dean Franklin Drahos was a Cleveland School, Cleveland, Ohio based artist and professor. Born in 1937, Drahos went on to study at the Cleveland Institute of Art and received his B.S. in Art Education in 1959 and his Master of Arts in 1960 at Case-Western Reserve University. He also received a certificate from the Oskar Kokoschka School of Vision in Salzburg, Austria, as well as a Ford Foundation Grant from Oberlin College to study Art Education for a summer.
Drahos went on to become Associate Professor of Art and Chairperson in the Department of Art at Baldwin-Wallace College.
EXHIBITIONS: NOVA Painting Exhibition, Butler Institute of American Art Annual Mid-Year Exhibitions, Cleveland Museum of Art May Shows, Cleveland Museum of Art Materials and Techniques of Twentieth Century Artists, Fifty Years of American Painting at Butler Institute, Bucknell Print and Drawing Shows, Western Ill. Small Painting Exhibition, Northern Ill. Print and Drawing Exhibitions, One Man Show, Cooper School of Art, Cleveland Playhouse, Baldwin-Wallace, Wooster
COLLECTIONS: Butler Institute of American Art, Hallinan Center, Case-Western Reserve, National City Bank, City Bank, Baldwin-Wallace College
AWARDS: Ohio Arts Council 79 Fellowship, Purchase Award Hallinan Center-- Case Western Reserve, 69th Cleveland Museum of Art May Show Jurors Mention, Awards at Beck Center Proscenium Exhibitions, Awards at Baycrafters Exhibitions, Jurors Mention Western Ill. Small Painting Exhibition