Mr. Norman Earl Dehart

b. 06 Aug 1937 - Lunenburg County, VA
d. 07 May 2005 - age 67

Worsham High School
Indiana State University
Richmond Professional Institute, B.F.A

University of North Carolina, M.F.A.


  "Mr. Dehart helps his art students with some sculpting."
1966 Anchor, p. 12 1966 Anchor, p. 12
05/09/05 05/09/05

It is truly sad to hear about Norman Dehart. He and I taught art together at both Denbigh and Dozier.
He was one of the most really genuine people I've ever worked with.

- Albert Dorner ('66) of VA - 05/10/05

Thank you, Albert.

Norman Earl DeHart

Norman Earl DeHart of Brodnax, Va., merged with the All in the early hours of Saturday, May 7th at Medical College of Virginia Coronary Care Unit. He was 67.

Norman was born August 6, 1937 in Lunenburg County, Va. He graduated from Worsham High School in Worsham, Va., and served four years in the U.S. Air Force. He earned a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University and a Masters in Fine Arts at the University of North Carolina. He taught in the Newport News Public School System, Thomas Nelson Community College, and Virginia Wesleyan College of Virginia Beach. He served as chairman of the Art Magnet School in Newport News and taught there for several years during the beginning of the special program for gifted and talented students. Norman resided in Poquoson, Va., for many years before taking an early retirement in 1991 after 20 years service and moved to Brodnax, Va. He is recognized as an outstanding artist and has an impressive list of credits through out the Hampton Roads area with many Best in Show and Awards of Excellence. He was selected to participate in the International Cultural Exchange Art exhibit in Neyagawa, Japan. He has exhibited in many galleries in the Hampton Roads area as well as the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Virginia Museum's Artmobile and the Corcoran Art Gallery in Washington, D.C.

He is survived by his partner of 26 years, David Mulkey also of Brodnax; two sisters, Lavonne Chernault of South Boston, Va., and Alice Throckmorton of Hampden Sydney, Va.; one brother, Creed Wilber
DeHart at Trinity Mission in Farmville. His parents, Creed H. DeHart Sr. and Helen Lindsey DeHart; a sister, Virginia Redd; and a brother, Creed H. DeHart Jr. predeceased him.

It is requested that those who knew and loved him memorialize him in their heart in their own way and that expressions of sympathy take the form of random acts of kindness.

Published in the Daily Press on 5/15/05.

Artist's Supplies clip art courtesy of - 04/21/07

Animated Air Force Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Obituary added on 04/20/08

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