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Lester Van Winkle

EDUCATION

1967-69 Master in Arts Degree, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

1964-67 Bachelor of Science Degree, East Texas State University, Commerce, TX

1962-64 Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

1969- Faculty, Sculpture Department, School of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth
present University, Richmond, VA

1967-69 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Art Department, University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

HONORS AND AWARDS

2003 Nominated to Board of Directors of the College Art Association

2002 Nominated to the Excellence in Teaching Art Committee, College Art Association

2000 Commission, School of Mass Communication, Virginia Commonwealth University,
Helen Thomas, Honorary Doctorate, Departmental Award

1998 Commission, City of Richmond, Oliver Hill Juvenile Justice Center, Juvenile
Detention Center Courtyard

1995 Commission, VCU School of Business, sculpture award for Richard Halder, CEO,
Reynolds Metal, Occupant of the Thalhimer chair in the School of Business

1994 VCU Faculty Grant-in-Aid, $6000

Awarded the Virginia Atelier for summer, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris

1992 VCU Faculty Grant-in-Aid, $6000

1988 Commission, Stygar Group, Richmond, VA

1981 Commission, Veterans Administration for McGuire Veterans Hospital,
Richmond, VA, $50,000

1980 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, $10,000

1977 School of the Arts Faculty Research Grant, $4000

1975 National Endowment for the Arts, $2000

1974 School of the Arts Faculty Research Grant, $4000

1973 School of the Arts Faculty Research Grant



EXHIBITIONS

2003 Three Generations, Invitational Group Exhibition, Washington Square, Washington DC

2000 2 person exhibition, St. Catherine's School, Richmond, VA

1999 All My Shirts Are Green, Main Art Gallery, solo exhibition, Richmond, VA
Exchange Drawing Show, Hacettepe Universitesi, Ankara, Turkey

1998 Faculty Focus Exhibition, VCU Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA

1997 Drawing Exhibition, Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano, Lima, Peru
Solo Exhibition, Hand Workshop, Richmond, VA

1996 Esculturas VCU, Group Exhibition, Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano,
Lima, Peru
Zinnias and Heartfelt Fedoras, Solo Exhibition, Peninsula Fine Arts Center,
Newport News, VA
CritoRama, Group Exhibition, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
Alumni Exhibition, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Toy Exhibition, Hand Workshop, Richmond, VA
Money, Group Exhibition, NationsBank, Richmond, VA

1995 Shades of Light, A Lamp Show, Astra Design, Richmond, VA
The Chair Show, co-curated & exhibited, Astra Design, Richmond, VA
Yard Art, Inaugural Show, Astra Design, Richmond,VA
Faculty Exhibition, VCU Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA
Summer Group Exhibition, Henri Gallery, Washington, DC

1994 Solo Exhibition, Henri Gallery, Washington, DC
Summer Group Exhibition, Washington, DC

1993 Solo Exhibition, Henri Gallery, Washington, DC
Installation, Norfolk International Airport, Norfolk, VA

1992 Dream House, Group Show, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA
Group Exhibition, Henri Gallery, Washington, DC
Exhibition of large-scale aluminum sculpture, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA

1991 Mid-America College Art Assoc. Invitational Show, Stoughton, WI
Absolut Henri, Group Show, Henri Gallery, Washington, DC

1990 Solo Exhibition, Henri Gallery, Washington, DC
Group Exhibition, Henri Gallery, Washington, DC
Art As Furniture, Reynolds-Minor Gallery, Richmond, VA

1989 Group Exhibition, Henri Gallery, Washington, DC

1988 Group Exhibition, Hand Workshop, Richmond, VA

1987 Solo Exhibition, Henri Gallery

1986 Line Drives, The Baseball Art Show, Group Exhibition, Cooperstown, NY

1985 Solo Exhibition, Henri Gallery, Washington, DC
Still Life, Group Exhibition, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA
Objects, Group Exhibition, Reynolds-Minor Gallery, Richmond, VA
Atypical Still Life, Group Show, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
Fifteen Contemporary Sculptors, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA

1984 The Watermelon Show, Group Show, Willard Lee Gallery, Richmond, VA
Solo Exhibition, Siegal Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Solo Exhibition, Reynolds-Minor Gallery, Richmond, VA
Solo Exhibition, Louise Gilbert Gallery, Mitchell Community College, Statesville, NC

1983 Group Exhibition, Henri Gallery, Washington, DC
Rambunctious, Group Exhibition, Siegal Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Still Life, Reynolds-Minor Gallery, Richmond, VA

1982 VCU Visual Art Faculty: Recent Works, Anderson Gallery
Group Exhibition, Henri Gallery, Washington, DC
Five Years, 1708 E. Main St. Gallery, Group Exhibition, Richmond, VA

1981 20 Sculptors, Group Show, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
Narrative Wood, Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC
Group Exhibition, Henri Gallery, Washington, DC

1980 Portfolio Project, Richmond Printmaking Workshop, Virginia Museum of Fine
Arts, Richmond, VA
Invitational Exhibition, Federated Arts Council of Richmond, VA
Piece on View, Mary Lanier, Inc., New York, NY
Two Person Exhibition, Hamilton Gallery, New York, NY

1979 Group Exhibition, Henri Gallery, Washington, DC
The Figure in Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts,
Richmond, VA
Inaugural Exhibition, 1708 E. Main St. Gallery, Richmond, VA

1978 Solo Exhibition, Henri Gallery, Washington, DC

1977 Group Exhibition, Henri Gallery, Washington, DC
Wood Sculpture, Webb-Parsons Gallery, Bedford Village, NY

1976 Group Exhibition, Webb-Parsons Gallery, Bedford Village, NY
American Institute of Architecture, Exhibited outdoor piece, Washington, DC
Artists Books, Fendrick Gallery, Washington, DC

1975 Solo Exhibition, Henri Gallery, Washington, DC
Solo Exhibition, Webb-Parsons Gallery, Bedford Village, NY

1974 Waves, exhibition selected by Bill King, Cranbrook Academy of Art Gallery,
Bloomfield Hills, MI
500 Years in Books (Organized by Donglamur Foundation), Villanova, PA.
Sponsored by Philadelphia Free Library. The exhibition was at Bryn Mawr College,
Villanova, Haverford College—shown in major European libraries in winter 1974

1973 Two man exhibition, Webb-Parsons Gallery, Bedford Village, NY

Group Exhibition, Smither Gallery, Dallas, TX

1972 Whitney Biennial Painting & Sculpture, Whitney Museum of Modern Art, NYC
Artists Books, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA and University of
California, Berkeley

Public Collections

Longwood College, Farmville, VA.
City of Richmond, Oliver Hill Juvenile Justice Detention Center, Richmond, VA
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham AL
Fine Arts Museum of Mobile, Mobile AL
Erie City Museum, Erie PA
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA.
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
National Collection of American Arts, Washington, DC
The David Graham Hall Foundation, Honey Grove TX
Dade County Junior College, Miami, FL

Private Collections

Mrs Helen Thomas, Washington, DC
Mrs. Erica Stoller Kipp, Rye, NY
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pfannebeker, Lancaster, PA
Mr. and Mrs. John Bachner, Washington, DC
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Cafritz, Washington, DC
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rosenak, Washington, DC
Mr Italo Scanga , San Diego CA
Mrs. Joseph Rhau, Washington, DC
Mr. Thomas Armstrong, New York, NY
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Irving, New Canaan, CT
Mr. and Mrs. Kieth Long, New York, NY
Mr. and Mrs. William Webb, New Canaan, CT
Mr. and Mrs. Grantland Cohen, Potomac, MD
Mr. and Mrs. M. Firestone, Chevy Chase, MD
Mr. and Mrs. D. Cohen, Washington, DC
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Gersten, Bethesda MD
Ms. Louise Bourgeois, New York, NY
Mr. Milo Hoots, Washington, DC
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hooker, Richmond, VA
Mr. William Hahn, Washington, DC
Sydney and Francis Lewis, Richmond, VA
Ms Rita Orzel, Washington, DC
Mr. Jack Blanton, Richmond, VA
Mr. Scott Robinson, Birmingham, AL
Mark and Carol Willis, New York, NY
Mr. and Mrs. Erving Topsky, Washington, DC
Mr. Carl Harnick, Hollywood, FL
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Weitzman, Washington, DC
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Cannold, Rye, NY
David and Beverly Reynolds, Richmond, VA
Hans and Renate Falck, Richmond, VA
Mr. and Mrs. Ashley Hoffman, Palm Beach, FL
Ms. Penelope Bonda, Potomac, MD
Ms. Marsha Swiss, Washington, DC
Mrs. John C. David, Richmond, VA
Mr. Robert H. Syme, Virginia Beach, VA
Mr. Paul Kennedy, New York, NY
Alvin Schneider, New York, NY
Gil and Charlotte Minor, Richmond, VA
Mr. Elvin Duerst, Washington, DC
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Cohen, Bethesda, MD
Mr. Bill Newman, Richmond, VA
The Stygar Group, Richmond, VA
Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Sharpe III, Wilmington, DE
Ms Nancy Desmond, Washington, DC
Mr. Bill Hardershall, Washington, DC
Mr. Taro Ichihashi, Brooklyn, NY
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Rhinehard, Arlington, VA
Dr. and Mrs. Martin Okun, Bethesda, MD
Mr. Leonard T. Marion, Ashton, MD
Polar-Bek Co, Birmingham, AL
Paul and Sarita Carden, Los Angeles, CA
Harvey and Brenda Hewitt, Radnor, PA
Mr. Arnold Dreyfus, Richmond VA
Mr. and Mrs. T.C. Kennedy, Birmingham, AL
Tom Wessells, Hampton, VA
Janet DeCover and Jim Deveney, Richmond, VA
Richard and Dudley Luck, Cragie, VA
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hull, Silver Spring, MD
Richard G. Halder, Reynolds Metals,Richmond, VA

Current Exhibition: 2005- The Ormond Memorial Art Museum – “Vessels”