Rodger Mack

Rodger A. Mack, 63, of Syracuse New York passed away Monday September16, 2002 at home. Born in Barberton, Ohio, he graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and Cranbrook Academy. He moved to Syracuse in 1968 where he was head of the sculpture department at Syracuse University for the past 34 years. He was the first director of the School of Art and design at Syracuse University and was instrumental in the growth and development of the national reputation of the sculpture program at S.U.

He worked with sculptor Anthony Caro to establish the world-renowned Triangle Artists Workshop which was held in Pine pains, N.Y., Barcelona, Spain and London, England. He served as Dean, board member and participant for 10 years, from 1982-1992. Triangle workshop became world renowned for shaping new ideas and directions in art. An artist with an international reputation, Rodger worked in bronze, iron, and stone.
He has had solo exhibitions in the Sid Deutsch Gallery, and Oscar Krasner Gallery in New York City, and his work is in numerous public and private collections both nationally and internationally.
His most recently commissioned sculpture is the Memorial to All Soldiers Missing in Action in American wars, and is installed at the New York State Fairgrounds in front of the Horticultural Building.
He is survived by his companion, Jeri Nelson, his son, Theo Mack of new York City, his sister Kathy Thomas of Naples, Florida and scores of professional artists and graduate students working in various capacities across the world who all regard him as their mentor.
At his request, donations can be made to the Rodger Mack Scholarship Fund- 203 Crouse
College, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244.