Prof. Art Davis passed away peacefully at 1:55 p.m. this afternoon from cancer.
There will be viewing-visitation on Friday, May 2, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, Indiana. There will be a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 4, at the Warsaw Evangelical Presbyterian Church. There will be a private family internment.
Continue to pray for Laura, Brian and Kevin and other family members during this time of loss.
A statement from Grace College and Seminary further includes this information:
The campus received word this afternoon that Professor Art Davis, 61, chair of the Grace College Art Department, passed away peacefully at 1:55 p.m. this afternoon from cancer.
Prof. Davis had been diagnosed with bladder cancer in February and had surgery on March 20. Last week his condition worsened and tests showed that there was a new cancer in several other areas. He was taken to the IU Medical Center in Indianapolis, where he passed away today.
Prof. Davis joined the Grace faculty as a part-time instructor in art in the spring of 1974, working with Department Chair Jean Coverstone. He became a full-time instructor that fall and in 1991 became the department chair.
He was instrumental in establishing the college’s graphic design computer laboratory and instituting the college’s graphic design degree program in 1987. It was one of the first graphic design programs offered in the U.S. by a private college and has been one of the leading programs in the nation. More than 250 students have earned the graphic design degree at Grace.
He is the brother of Dr. John Davis, president and professor emeritus of Grace.