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Lewis B. Burton

(b. 1928) lives in Clarksville Collage V, 80.72 Graduating from Nashville’s George Peabody College for Teachers with a M.A., Burton taught art in the Davidson County School System prior to becoming an Associate Professor of Art at Austin Peay State University (APSU) in 1960 and retiring in 1982. He received numerous awards including first prize […]

Lucius B. DuBose

(n.d.) born in Columbia, SC and lives in Nashville Marigold Contemplates Her Death, 1971 etching on paper, 17 x 11 inches, 1998.126 In 1972 this work was selected as a purchase prize by the Tennessee Arts Commission from the more than 150 entries that were on exhibit at the Dulin Gallery (now the Knoxville Museum […]

Loretta Ana Kaufman

(n.d.) lives in Nashville Beneath the Rim (Interiors): Series YK, c.1993 clay, 4 x 5 x 4.1/2 inches “Nature and the natural world have always been the center of my work and are the sparks that start the process. When painting with acrylics I explore the boundaries between abstraction and representation. I reduce the subjects […]

Claudia Lee

(n.d.) born in New York, lives in Liberty, TN Literary Bird, 2009 assemblage and artist made paper, 8 x 8 x 3.5 inches Gift of the artist, 2017 Lee moved to Tennessee in 1967 where she began handweaving, spinning and dying yarn. She also started the Overmountain Weavers Guild and served as Tennessee’s representative for […]

Louise Brasell Lehman

(1897-1987) born in Senatobia, MS and lived in Memphis Winter Landscape, 1964 watercolor, 80.109 Lehman, a painter and art organizer, was known for her painted floral subjects. She studied at the Mississippi State College for Women (now, Mississippi University for Women), and at George Washington University, Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C. and at […]

Bill Lehnert

(n.d.) born in Tennessee, lives in Asheville, NC Sunrise, n.d. gold wire, semiprecious stone, 8 x 6 3/4 x 1/2 inches, 77.36.45 Lehnert earned an engineering degree from Auburn University in Alabama and worked for 31 years for Eastman Chemical Company before retiring. Lehnert became fascinated with mineralogy and geology at a young age, designing […]

Whitney E. Leland

(b.1945) born in Washington, D.C., lives in Knoxville Tie, 1972 print, 27 ½ x 20 ½ inches, 1998.129 For over forty years, Leland has explored the process of painting with great discipline by restricting his imagery to a limited set of variables—tangled, symmetrically arranged worm-like forms of color. Tie harkens back to an earlier stage […]

Eileen Lewenstein

(1925-2005) born in London, England, lived and worked in Sussex, England Cluster 1, 1973 stoneware, 9 x 24.5 inches, 93.39.150 Additional images below In 1939, when Eileen Lewenstein was just 14, she was evacuated from her birthplace of Streatham, South London, in anticipation of the World War II bombing of London. When Lewenstein, who came […]

William “Bill” Loy

(1937-2008) lived in Knoxville The Dowager’s Dream, 1971 edition 8 of 25 etching on paper, 26 x 32 inches, 1998.130 Loy was a member of UT’s art faculty during the 1960-70s and he exhibited off and on with members of the Knoxville 7.  This progressive group (1955-1965) produced some of the first abstract expressionist art […]

Beauvais Lyons

(b.1958) lives in Knoxville Association for Creative Zoology “Austrolapithecus Simiacentaurensis”, 2007 ink on paper, 29 ¼ x 34 ¼ inches, 2009.54.3 Chancellor’s Professor at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Lyons has taught printmaking since 1985. Lyons received his B.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his M.F.A. from Arizona State University. His solo exhibitions […]

Lewis Snyder

(b. 1937) born in  Sandyville, West Virginia, lives in Murfreesboro Stoneware pot, 1973 clay, 20 x 11 inches, 77.36.6 Snyder received his B.A. and B.S. at Glenville State College in West Virginia and his M.F.A. at Ohio University in Athens. He also studied in Rome and Italy. In 1970 Snyder was invited to participate in an […]

Lain York

(b.1965) born and lives in Nashville Twinkle Brothers, 2006 mixed media on panel, 47 x 47 x 4 ¼ inches, 2008.167.4 In 1990 York graduated with a B.A. in painting and art history from University of TN in Knoxville. Since then he has continued to create and exhibit his work in the South. As director […]