Robert "Bob" Tiemann, professor emeritus of Art, died Dec. 29, 2016, in Odessa, Texas. He was 81.
Tiemann joined the Trinity faculty in 1965, teaching studio art and art history. He was appointed chair of the art department in 1982, and served in that position for six years. A gifted teacher, Tiemann spent 35 years teaching both studio art and art history at Trinity. At different times throughout his career, he also taught at the University of Texas in San Antonio, Harvard University, Alamo Heights High School, Texas Lutheran University, San Antonio School of Art, and Melbourne High School in Florida.
An accomplished abstract painter, Tiemann's art was shown in exhibits across the world. His works are included in the collections of the San Antonio Museum of Art, the Dhont Dhanens Museum in Belgium, the El Paso Museum of Art, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, and the Museo Cantonale d'Arte in Switzerland, among others.
Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Tiemann received a BFA from the University of Texas in 1958, and an MFA from the University of Southern California in 1960.
Although his primary residence was in San Antonio, he fell in love with the Fort Davis, Texas, area and eventually built a home there, spending more and more time in the Davis Mountains after he retired. Tiemann's wife of 40 years, Annabelle, and son, Michael, were with him when he died.