In Memory of Laura H. (Hill) Chapman

August 2021

Dr. Laura H. Chapman, 1935-2021

Laura H. (Hill) Chapman

Cincinnati - Born April 24, 1935 in Miami, Florida, a resident of Cincinnati since 1970, passed away at her residence on August 17, 2021.

Laura H. (Hill) Chapman, art educator, Ph.D. in educational research, taught art in Florida Public Schools and held faculty posts at Indiana University, University of Illinois, Ohio State University and University of Cincinnati. She wrote more than three-dozen award-winning books and numerous articles on art education. Selections were translated into seven languages. She served as a consultant to the National Endowment for the Arts, J. Paul Getty Trust, U.S. Department of Education, College Board, and Department of Defense schools. She lectured in over 40 states, Canada, England, Germany, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand. She was honored as a Distinguished Fellow of the National Art Education Association. She received the 1994 Ohio Governor’s Award in Art Education and Cincinnati’s Corbett award as co-planner of 1987 National Sculpture Conference: Works by Women.

In lieu of flowers, send a tax-deductible contribution to the National Art Education Association Foundation, 901 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 or The Network for Public Education, PO Box 150266, Kew Gardens, NY 11415-0266.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Obituary originally published at

Make a donation to the National Art Education Foundation (NAEF) in honor of Dr. Chapman here.

(When making an online donation, please select the “gift” option and enter that the gift is in honor of Dr. Laura Chapman.)

Plans for further acknowledge Dr. Chapman’s remarkable contribution to visual arts education by the NAEA community are in progress.

Laura H. Chapman and Diane Ravitch
2017 NAEA National Convention

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