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Artist Professor Peter Bagnolo


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Biography


THE BELOW WRITTEN ABOUT PROFESSOR PETE BAGNOLO BY PROFESSOR EMERITUS DAVID ELIAS, CULLED FROM COMMENTS BY DEANS, COLLEAGUES AND STUDENTS AND CLIENTS :
 
Professor Bagnolo Is A Renaissance Man: Cultural Anthropologist, Architectural Designer, Painter, Writer, Novelist, And Theologian. As A Child Prodigy At Age Six, Peter's Parents Were Offered That He Skip Three Grades. When His Parents Appeared Unsure, They Were Told He Must Skip At Least One Grade, Which They Did Allow But Only Agreed To Do So After Peter Was Stricken, With Paralytic Polio, Rejecting The Three Grade Skip, Lest He Graduate Primary School At Age 10, High School At Age 14, And College At Age 18. Such A Leap Forward Would Have Been Fine For A Wunderkind, But Not So Much For A Boy, Either Socially Or Athletically.
 
At Ages 7 - 9 Peter Was Stricken With Said Paralytic Polio And Was Abed For Almost Two Years (21 Months). When He Returned To School He Was Reading At The Graduate Level By 5th Grade.  Despite The Paralytic Polio, He Became A Star Athlete In Basketball, Flag Football, Softball, Baseball, Volleyball, Tennis And Badminton, Though He Had To Have His Ankles Taped Until Age 16, So Weakened Were They By The Polio. He Was Offered Major League Contracts In Baseball, Always Turned Down By His Parents, Ending Always By His Mother Telling Scouts: “He Is Going To Be A Professor, Doctor, Or Architect, Not A Baseball Player… Unless He Still Wants To Play Baseball After Graduate School!” He Was A Recipient Of An Art Institute Scholarship At Age 11, Ford Foundation Fellowships In Anthropology, Architecture And Painting And A Merit Scholarship In Figure Painting At Csu, And Was Appointed A Graduate Research Assistant Position In College With Occasional Lecture Privileges In Physical And Cultural Anthropology.
His Triple Bachelor's Degree [...]

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