Franklin "Buzz" Spector was born in 1948 in Chicago, Illinois. He is an artist, educator, writer, and critic living and working in St. Louis, Missouri.
MFA, Committee on Art and Design, University of Chicago; Chicago, IL (1978)
BA in Art, Southern Illinois University; Carbondale, IL (1972)
Distinguished Teaching of Art Award, College Art Association (2013)
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (2005)
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Fellowship (1991)
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (1982, 1985, 1991)
Illinois Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowship (1988)
Teaching: Cornell University; Ithaca, NY and University of Illinois; Urbana-Champaign, IL
Professor Emeritus of Art, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University; St. Louis MO (active 2009-2019)
Spector participated in a collaborative print project at Normal Editions Workshop at the School of Art at Illinois State University in 1989 and returned to campus to contribute to the celebration of N.E.W.'s 30th anniversary as a panel member for Frontiers in Printmaking conference in 2007.
Spector has also contributed written pieces for Midwestern Landscape: In Season portfolio essay and Marks from the Matrix: Normal Editions Workshop Collaborative Limited Editions Prints 1976-2006 book.