Sturdevant, William D(esmond) (1922– )
Professor of art who was active in the field of parapsychology.
He was born July 3, 1922, in Des Moines, Iowa. He attended
Drake University, Des Moines (B.S. education, 1945; M.S. education,
1947) and following graduation became an art instructor
at New Mexico Western College, Silver City (1947–48). He
afterward taught at Minnesota State College at Mankato
(1948–55); was an art supervisor for the Joliet public schools,
Joliet, Illinois (1955–59); and was assistant professor of art at
California Western University, San Diego (1959–61). A practitioner
as well as a teacher, Sturdevant has works in the permanent
collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and has exhibited
widely. He made experimental studies concerning
extrasensory color perception and from his findings published
two monographs. He was a charter associate of the Parapsychological
Association.
Sources
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.
Sturdevant, William D. Extrasensory Color Perception. N.p.,
1958.
———. Fluorescent Color Perception and Graphic Response in the
Perceptually Impaired Child. N.p., 1957.