Dellas Henke

Dellas Henke


Retired 2022 Professor

Area Coordinator

Office: 1221 Alexander Calder Fine Arts Center
Phone: (616) 331-3352
Email: [email protected]

Curriculum Vitae (.pdf)
Personal Website


I began as a painter and remained studying painting until I finally recognized that the paintings were getting worse. In 1975 I discovered printmaking and eventually went on to study that at the University of Iowa. From there I moved to Rochester, NY where I set up a press, printed for other artists to pay rent and to learn the skills and from that studio I began making exhibition prints. It was also around that time that I began my association with Samuel Beckett and ultimately made three books of prints with his texts. By 1982 I began to teach at Grand Valley State College, (now University), in West Michigan, where I continue to teach and to make prints , drawings and photogravures.
(Professor Dellas Henke, Retired from VMA after the Winter of 2022)


MFA, Printmaking, The University of Iowa

MA, Printmaking, The University of Iowa

BS, Art, SUNY Brockport


  • ART 265 - Introduction To Printmaking
  • ART 366 - Intermediate Printmaking I
  • ART 367 - Intermediate Printmaking II
  • ART 380 - Alternative Photo Printing Processes
  • ART 467 - Advanced Printmaking I
  • ART 468 - Advanced Printmaking II
  • ART 499 - Independent Study In Art
  • ART 498 - Senior Project

Home Alone, Dellas Henke

Home Alone

Fallen Leaves, Dellas Henke

Fallen Leaves

XO, Dellas Henke




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