Bud Albers Art Recollections

Works from Life and Travels
January 25, 2016 to March 2, 2016
Bilo Nelson Auditorium

Edward S. Albers, Jr. was born August 2, 1925 in Knoxville, Tennessee. He is widely known as “Bud.” Growing up, he enjoyed his father’s workshop tools and his drawing board, triangles, T-square, and pencils to freehand drawing trains and planes. Encouraged by an excellent grammar school teacher Mary Dowell, he studied the techniques of portraying perspective. This was enhanced by three years of elective drafting. Returning from Army Air Corps service in World War II, he worked on The Volunteer, The University of Tennessee yearbook. He became editor and also did much of the layout and artwork on the 1948 parody of Esquire magazine.

He graduated from UT with a Business Administration Bachelor of Science degree with Marketing and Advertising majors in September 1948. He then joined the family drug store and hospital supply business, Albers Drug Company. When Bud was 29 years old, he became the third generation president of the company when his father died in 1954. He rose through the leadership chairs becoming President of the National Wholesale Druggist's Association, and later became the Director representing North America in the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers. Worldwide travel in fulfilling these duties presented numerous opportunities to record points of interest all over. After retirement, the wanderlust continued.