The Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees of Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts has selected Lennart Anderson to receive an honorary degree from the College. Anderson will accept his award at graduation exercises on May 21, 2011, where he will also be the keynote speaker.
Born in 1928 in Detroit, Michigan, Lennart Anderson lives and works in New York City. He studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Cranbrook Academy, and at the Art Students League under Edwin Dickinson. Arecipient of many prizes, awards and grants, Anderson is a member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and an Associate of the American Academy of Design. He has received the Guggenheim Fellowship, the National Endowment for the Arts grant, the Tiffany Foundation grant, the Rome Prize, and awards from the National Academy of Design and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His work has been extensively exhibited, including solo exhibitions at Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, Davis & Langdale, Rotunda Gallery, Swain School of Design, Graham Gallery, and Tanager Gallery, and is held in collections at the Brooklyn Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, Hirshhorn Museum, Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Whitney Museum, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Delaware Art Museum. He has taught at Yale, Columbia and Princeton Universities, Pratt Institute, Skowhegan School, Art Students League, and New York Studio School. He is currently a Distinguished Professor at Brooklyn College.
Anderson’s work has been the subject of numberous articles and reviews, including those published in The New Criterion, Newsweek, Art in America and The New York Times and in a catalog published by Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York.
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Portrait of Edwin Vasquez by Lennart Anderson,
1997, 16 X 13, oil/muslin