Robert Blesse

Professor, Bookarts

For more than twenty years Bob Blesse has been the director of the Black Rock Press, a nationally recognized book arts program that teaches the history, art and craft of finely printed books and publishes handprinted, limited edition books, broadsides and editions of contemporary literature. During this time he has designed and produced more than fifty publications, which have received numerous awards. For twenty-five years he was head of the Special Collections Department in the University of Nevada, Reno Library. In 1999 he received a Nevada Governor's Arts Award for Lifetime Contribution to the Arts. He a native of Oakland, California and has an M.A. in English from California State University, Chico and a Masters of Library and Information Studies from UCLA. He has a son who is a student at University of California, Berkeley and is married to Victoria Davies, marketing director at the University of Nevada Press.

phone # (775) 784-6500x317

office:  GL/208A


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