Born in 1936, Professor Motz died on April 5, 2001. He was an IPFW faculty member from 1976-2000. Associate Professor of metal smithing, industrial design, figure drawing and sculpture, he was chair of the Department of Fine Arts from 1989 until his retirement in 2000. He received degrees from Cranbrook Academy of Art (BFA in 1959; MFA in 1961). Professor Motz was instrumental in getting approval to offer the studio program for the Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Fort Wayne Art Institute and for later merger of the institute with IPFW. His art was commissioned locally and he was active on the Board of Directors for the Three Rivers Festival from 1986-1996. He received the Esther Collier Lifetime Award in 1999.
Sources: The Communicator (April 12, 2001), 1+; News Sentinel (April 6, 2001), 8A.
Photo: Current (December 1990), p. 15.