Dan Petersen received a Master
of Arts degree in watercolor from San Jose State University
in 1962. Following graduation, he began teaching art on the
high school level in Manteca, California. In 1963, Dan accepted
a position as watercolor instructor at Modesto Junior College
and thus began a 40-year career teaching watercolor and drawing
at the college level.
Dan married Carole Ann in 1958, has 4 children and 11 grandchildren.
Carole Ann passed away in 2007. In 2009 Dan married Lila, the
mother of 3 children and 8 grandchildren. After retiring in
April of 2003, Dan now enjoys more time with his family, in
his garden, in the studio and traveling..