"As a professor
of art at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio since 1957, Aethelred has
self-published thousands of his image/textual works with various technologies,
including the hectograph, the mimeograph, and more recently, the photocopier...
Larger works include earlier paintings and an expansive mural-in-progress
that adorns an archway of Seigfred Hall on the OU campus. This black
and white mural has been repainted several times since it first appeared
in 1966...his class lectures are themselves works of art. He founded
the Church of William Blake on his property outside of Athens near Mt.
Nebo, a spiritualist mecca since the 1830's."
Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes
Aethelred Eldridge read Book II of Milton by William Blake
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Professor, Painter, and one of the Avant-Garde, delivers stream-of-consciousness
lectures during "Art in Your Life." Several days a week following the
class, Eldridge heads down the hilly campus from Seigfred Hall to Galbreath Chapel,
where he recites Blake's poetry for up to 45 minutes. Most often, he's the only
one in the room."
but on the other hand, it t'aint", he says.
Columbus Dispatch, October 29, 2001