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Encyclopedia > Dirk Gringhuis

Richard H. "Dirk" Gringhuis (September 22, 1918 - March 1974), was an American artist. Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, he received professional training at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. He wrote and illustrated 28 books, half of them on Michigan history. He also was producer-host for the television series, “Open Door to Michigan.” He served as Curator of Exhibits at the Museum and Associate Professor in Elementary Education at Michigan State University. He received special awards for his work on Michigan including the Governor’s Award, A National Educational Television Award and an Award of Merit from the Michigan Historical Society. He began his association as a contract author and artist with the Mackinac Island State Park Commission in 1958. During that time he wrote and illustrated four publications on the Mackinac region, illustrated many others and painted exhibit murals. His books include Were-Wolves and Will-o-the-Wisps, Lore of the Great Turtle and The Young Voyageur. September 22 is the 265th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (266th in leap years). ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... Look up March in Wiktionary, the free dictionary March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... Grand Rapids is the name of several places in the United States of America: Grand Rapids, Michigan Grand Rapids, Minnesota Grand Rapids, Ohio Grand Rapids, Wisconsin is the former name of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin Grand Rapids is also the name of a town in Canada: Grand Rapids, Manitoba. ... Official language(s) English de-facto Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 11th 96,889 mi² / 250,941 km² 239 miles / 385 km 491 miles / 790 km 41. ...


He illustrated The Hidden Valley of Oz in 1951. 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ...



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