David R. Hefner (mother’s maiden name: Hand).

 
Undergraduate degree from Baylor University in Early Childhood Education.
MFA in Painting from the University of Texas in Austin.
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas in Austin.

Teaching: Taught kindergarten for seven years at the Open Door Preschool, Austin, and then traded kindergarten for the next closest thing - college art.
Hefner is currently a Senior Lecturer at Texas State University, San Marcos, teaching

Studio: Watercolor, Art Education: Art Theory and Practice. Hefner also supervises Art Education student-teachers, kindergarten through high school.
The Davis Gallery, Austin, has represented Hefner since 1991
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