He wrote 17 books and dozens of papers on education. The National Art Education Association turned a list he penned, "10 Lessons the Arts Teach," into a now universal standard and a poster that hangs on many art classrooms' walls.
A native of Chicago, he received a master's degree and doctorate in education from the University of Chicago and served as an assistant professor there before joining Stanford in 1965.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ellie, son Steve Eisner of Menlo Park, daughter Linda Eislund of San Francisco, and three grandsons.
The family requests donations to the National Art Education Association's Elliot Eisner Lifetime Achievement Award, established by the Eisners to recognize individuals in art education whose career contributions have benefited the field. The address for the NAEA is 1806 Robert Fulton Dr., Suite 300, Reston, VA 20191.
Visit tinyurl.com/Eisner-114 for more information and to leave remembrances on the Almanac's Lasting Memories page.
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