Stanley Lewis

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Photo by Brian Smith

Stanley Lewis was born in Somerville, New Jersey on October 31, 1941. He graduated from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut in 1963 with a joint major in music and art.  His painting teacher was John Frazer. He graduated with high distinction. In the summer of 1962, he studied with William Bailey and Bernard Chaet  at the Yale Summer School of Art and Music.

He received a Danforth Fellowship for graduate study and received an MFA from Yale University in 1967. His main teachers there were Leland Bell and Nick Carone.  He began teaching at the Kansas City Art Institute in 1969 in the painting department, working under Wilbur Niewald for 17 years.  He joined the Bowery Gallery in NYC in 1986.

Stanley taught at Smith College from 1986-1990 and then at American University from 1990-2002 working under department chairman Don Kimes. He retired from AU in 2002.

He has taught summers at the Chautauqua Institution’s School of Art since 1996 and was on the faculty at the New York Studio School until the end of 2011.

In Sept. 2004 he was in a two man show at Salander-O’Reilly Galleries. A long-time member of the Bowery Gallery, his most recent shows there were in February, 2005 and March, 2008. He was then represented by Lohin Geduld Gallery and had a one man show there October 13- November 13, 2010. The gallery closed in December of 2011.

From Feb. 17 through April 8, 2007, he had a major retrospective at the Museum in the Katzen Art Center, American University, Washington, DC. There was a smaller version of that show at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ, that spring. In 2005, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has been elected to membership in the National Academy.  He shows with the Betty Cuningham Gallery in New York, NY.

Stanley lives with his wife Karen in Leeds, Massachusetts, a part of the city of Northampton.  They have 3 children, Timothy, Catherine and John, and 7 grandchildren.

Photo by Brian Smith

Photo by Brian Smith

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1963-1967 Danforth Fellow for Study in Art and Architecture, Yale University
1974 Runner-up in Prix de Rome competition
1982 UICA Faculty Grant
1984 Andrew W. Mellon Faculty Enrichment Grant
1987 Research-Teaching Grant from Smith College
2002 Altman Prize, National Academy of Design, 177th Annual: An Invitational Exhibition, New York, NY
2005 Guggenheim Fellowship
2010 Frances Niederer Artist-in-Residence, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA
2014 2014 National Academy Award for Excellence, National Academy Museum, New York, Ny

Selected Exhibitions
2014 Stanley Lewis, Betty Cuningham Gallery, New York, NY
2013-2014 See It Loud: Seven Post- War American Painters, National Academy Museum, New York, NY
2013 PAINT, Betty Cuningham Gallery, New York, NY
2011 Nature is the Teacher, The Painting Center (group show)
2010 Lohin Geduld Gallery, New York, NY
2010 Wetherill Wilson Gallery, The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA
2010 East Meets Midwest, The Beverly Art Center, Chicago, IL; Hoffman-LaChance Contemporary, St.
Louis, MO; Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY
2009 Painters Painting, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL (group exhibition)
2009 Resonance of Place, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (group exhibition)
2009 Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
(group exhibition)
2008 Bowery Gallery, New York, NY
2007 Retrospective, American University Museum, Katzen Art Center, Washington, DC
2007 Retrospective, Visual Art Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ
2006 Trees, Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York, NY (group exhibition)
2005 Bowery Gallery, New York, NY
2004 Oxbow Gallery, Northampton, MA
2004 Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York, NY (group exhibition)
2003 Logan Gallery, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY
2002 Watkins Gallery, American University, Washington, DC
2001 Bowery Gallery, New York, NY
2001 Jaffe-Friede & Strauss Galleries, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
1999 Baumgartner Galleries Inc., Washington, DC
1998 Bowery Gallery, New York, NY
1997 Hobart and William Smith Colleges Gallery, Geneva, NY
1995 Dorry Gates Gallery, Kansas City, MO
1995 Bowery Gallery, New York, NY
1995 Watkins Gallery, American University, Washington, DC
1994 Wright State University, Dayton, OH
1992 Dorry Gates Gallery, Kansas City, MO
1992 Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
1991 Bowery Gallery, New York, NY
1991 Logan Galleries, Chautauqua, NY
1990 Dorry Gates Gallery, Kansas City, MO
1989 Bowery Gallery, New York, NY
1988 Dorry Gates Gallery, Kansas City, MO
1988 Hobart and William Smith Colleges Gallery, Geneva, NY
1987 Bowery Gallery, New York, NY
1985 Gross McLeaf Gallery, Philladelphia, PA
1984 Dorry Gates Gallery, Kansas City, MO
1982 Hobart and William Smith Colleges Gallery, Geneva, NY
1981 Dorry Gates Gallery, Kansas City, MO
1981 Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, NY
1979 Green Mountain Gallery, New York, NY
1978 Kemper Gallery, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
1976 Green Mountain Gallery, New York, NY
1975 Washburn University, Mulvane Art Center, Topeka, Kansas
1974 University of Missouri at Springfield, Springfield, MO
1974 New York Studio School, New York, NY
1973 Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
1973 KCAI Action Art Center, Kansas City, MO

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