Manske Honored in Edina Historical Society Exhibition | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Manske Honored in Edina Historical Society Exhibition

July 16, 2021
MCAD Alum Bill Manske standing beside one of his works.
Bill Manske picutred with his work

The family of MCAD alum and long-time Edina resident, Bill Manske, has collaborated with The Edina Historical Society on an exhibit honoring his life and work.

Manske was a creative force in Twin Cities advertising. After graduating from MCAD, he joined the Navy and served during the Korean War on the USS Iowa, and created Sleeve Banyon, a popular comic strip for his ship's newspaper.

Following his stint in the Navy, Manske worked as a commercial artist and illustrator at Minneapolis ad agencies. He later shared his artistic flair and talent as an instructor at Hennepin Technical College.

The Art and Creativity of Bill Manske
The Edina Historical Society Museum

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