I’m very honored to be joining the Board of Directors of the Inter-Society Color Council (ISCC) for a 3-year term starting in January, 2017. The ISCC is the premier professional organization for color science in the United States, founded in 1931 and whose first member was none other than Dorothy Nickerson, assistant to A. E. O. Munsell, son of Albert Munsell, the creator of the Munsell Color System that I use and teach. Ms. Nickerson is deservedly well-known and regarded in the world of color science professionals, but not known as widely outside it; she did enormous amounts of research and hard science over a long career in a field popularly dominated by other names, but I believe she is due much of the credit for the success of the Munsell system. To be on the board of the organization she was a founding member of is humbling.
I will work to represent the fine arts within the ISCC, with the endless goal of educating the public in general, and artists in particular, about the exciting uses of color science in art, and combating the ongoing plague of misinformation about color that bedevils art instruction in the United States.
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