.lou stovall

Lou Stovall was born in Athens, GA in 1937 and grew up in Springfield, MA. He studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and Howard University. Since 1962, he has lived and worked in Washington, DC. His drawings and silkscreen prints have brought him grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Stern Family Fund. Under his direction, Workshop, Inc., founded in 1968, has grown from a small but active community studio into a professional printmaking facility. Stovall’s craft is that of a master printmaker but his passion is drawing. His own prints and drawings are part of numerous public and private collections throughout the world.

Artist Resume

LOU M. STOVALL                                

 

Artist and Master Printmaker

 

SELECTED AWARDS

Printmaker of Distinction Award, Southern Graphics Conference, Washington, D.C.    2005

Alumni Achievement Award, Howard University, Washington, D.C.            1988   

  Mayor’s Art Award for Excellence in an Artistic Discipline, Washington, D.C.        1985

  Washingtonian of the Year, Washingtonian, Washington, D.C.                1979

  The National Endowment for the Arts, Workshop Grants            1972 to 1974

  The National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Artist Fellowship Grant        1972

  Stern Family Fund Grant                                1968 to 1974    

 

SELECTED SILKSCREEN COMMISSIONS

  Washington Concert Opera, L’Amore di Fiori                        1996

  Howard University, Breathing Hope                             1996

  American Red Cross, Of Caring Larks                            1992

  Amnesty International, Right                                1989

  WAMU Radio, Listen                                    1987

  U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council, Heights and Depths                1981

  AFL-CIO, George Meany Center, A Sense of Amity                    1976      

 

RECENT EXHIBITIONS

Addison/Ripley Gallery, Washington, DC                          2010

Granary Gallery, West Tisbury, Massachusetts                         2009

  The City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Charleston, South Carolina            2008

  Prada Gallery, Washington, D.C.                                2008

  Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington, D.C.                    2007    

  African American Museum, Dallas, Texas                        2007

  Howard University, Washington, D.C.                            2007

  Strathmore Hall Arts Center, Bethesda, Maryland                    2004

  Harmony Hall Regional Center, Fort Washington, Maryland                2004

  Noel Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina                            1998

 

SELECTED OFFICE DESIGN AND CUSTOM BUILT FURNITURE

  Ellen S. Berman, Built-in Office, Washington, D.C.                    1977

  Margaret McBride Lehrman, Built-in Multipurpose rooms; Office, Bedroom and Dinning Room, Washington, D.C.                                    1977

  Earl Silbert, Office Furniture, Washington, D.C.                        1975

  Tersh Boasberg, Office Furniture, Washington, D.C                    1973

 

SELECTED WORKS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

  National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

  Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. 

  The National Endowment of the Arts, Washington, D.C.

  The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.

  John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida 

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

  The Washington D.C. Commission of the Arts and Humanities, Washington, D.C.

 

SELECTED WORKS IN PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

  Charles E. Smith Companies, Washington, D.C.

  The Honorable Ann and Donald A. Brown, Washington, D.C.

  John Hopkins Center for Advance International Study, Washington, D.C.

  The Washington Post Companies, Washington, D.C. 

  

SELECTED ARTICLES AND FILMS ABOUT LOU STOVALL

  The Washington Post, Sara Gebhardt, “Passion of A Master Printmaker, Shared; D.C. Artist 

Known For Innovations,” February 12, 2004

  The Washington Post, Paul Richard, “Lou Stovall, Prince of Prints,” October 4, 2001

  The New York Times, Shawn G. Kennedy, “Seeking to Stretch the Boundaries of   

Printmaking,” June 25, 1998

  National Gallery of Art, film, African American Heritage Month Program,

February 19, 1997                  

 

 EDUCATION

  Howard University, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C.                1965

  Doctor of Fine Arts Honoris Causa, The Corcoran College of Art and Design, 

Washington, D.C.