Bachelor of Arts - Luther College Decorah, Iowa, 1960
Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking and Painting, Minor in Art History at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1963. During this time he also studied under Mauricio Lasansky.
Sabbatical Study with Stanley William Hayter, Atelier 17, Paris, France, 1974
Art Teacher, West Elementary School, New Canaan, Connecticut, 1963-1964
Adjunct Faculty, Silvermine College of Art, New Canaan, Connecticut, 1964
Professor of Fine Art, William Rainey Harper College, Palatine, Illinois, 1967-1998. He was also the first professor hired to the College and developed the Fine Arts Curriculum.
University of Minnesota, "Design Elements", Art Department, 1979
St. Catherine's College, St. Paul, Minnesota, "Observations on Paintings by David Feinburg
Owner of the John A. Knudsen Workshop/Gallery, Union Pier, Michigan, 1993-2014
1980s-1990s Facilitated study abroad programs of Harper College students to Europe and developed courses of Independent Study, Study programs were taken to the National Gallery, Loon, Tate Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, Salisbury Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Stonehenge, Ragland Castle, Wells Cathedral, Paris, The Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, St. Etienne du Mont, Pantheon, Versailles, La Tuilleries, Pompidou Center and other Locations.
He also participated in: International Print Competition, Seattle, Washington, National Print Exhibition, North Dakota State, N.D., National Print Show, Boston Printmakers, Boston, MA, National Print Competition, Silvermine Guild, Silvermine, Connecticut, Chicago and Vicinity Exhibition, 1968,69,70 and 71.
One Man Shows
Garrett University, Evanston, Illinois, Paintings and Prints, scheduled for September 2016
Retrospective, Harper College, Palatine, Illinois, Paintings and Prints. October 2015
Brychta Frame Shop, Harbert, MI, 2012
River Gallery, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2000
Studio Arts Gallery, University of Minnesota, Paintings and Prints, October 1989
Thornton Community College Gallery 4141, Prints, 1982
Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa, Prints, 1981
The University of Minnesota, Paintings, 1976
The Illini Union, University of Illinois, Paintings and Prints, 1973
The F. M. Gallery, Concordia College, Fargo, N.D., Paintings, 1971
Work selected for The Art Institute of Chicago's Chicago and Vicinity Exhibiition 1968,69,70,71
Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, Prints and Drawings, 1971
Harper College, An Exhibit of Prints and Drawings, 1971
Christian College, Columbia, Missouri, Prints and Drawings, 1964
Arkansas State University, Prints and Drawings, 1964
State University of New York, Plattsburg, N.y., Drawings, 1963
Past Gallery Affiliations
The Grand Hand Gallery, St. Paul, Minnesota . The Workshop Gallery of Letterio Calapai, Glencoe, Illinois . The White House Gallery, Williams Bay, Wisconsin . Art Collectors, 82 Christopher Street, New York, NY . North American Art League, Inc., DeKalb, Illinois . The Benjamin Gallery, Chicago, Illinois . The River Gallery, St. Paul, Minnesota