Hank Pitcher. Photo: Sonia Fernandez.

Hank Pitcher (1/50)


CCS is honored to showcase 50 individuals and activities during our 50th Anniversary to share our rich history and amazing people responsible for making our unconventional College possible! Return regularly to learn more. 

Hank Pitcher (CCS Art ’71) was one of the original 69 students when the College of Creative Studies (CCS) opened its doors in Fall 1967. He joined the CCS Art faculty upon his graduation in 1971 and has remained with the College ever sinceThe renowned landscape painter, teaches Art in CCS. Pitcher, a native of Isla Vista, talked about how the College has evolved over the past 50 years and how his early experiences impacted his work.