William Replogle 1956
Posted Oct 27, 2022
William Replogle ’56 died August 24th, 2022. He was born on November 12th, 1934, in Grandview, Ohio to the late Laurence and Nancy Replogle. His father was the principal of Grandview High School and later became the Assistant Superintendent of the Columbus Public schools.
Bill attended Otterbein University, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science, with an art major. Bill also played men’s basketball during his time at Otterbein. After a year studying at the Columbus College of Art and Design, Bill moved to New York. Spending most of his time in the seven major museums there. He then moved to Boston to study at the Boston Museum School before returning to Columbus to work for Edmund Kuehn at the Columbus Museum of Art.
Bill worked in education teaching art in the Columbus public-school system. He retired from teaching in 1994 and returned to his art studio in the Morrow County Woods. When he was six years old, his father bought seventeen acres of woods in Morrow County and rebuilt a summer cabin on the property. The land was located on Alum Creek and was a Great Blue Heron rookery. Living with nature and the folklore of the Quaker neighborhood would forever embellish his life and fulfill every childhood dream. He wrote a book on Quakertown, the history of his Quaker neighborhood.