Lou Stovall (1937-2023) 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 had 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.
LOU M. STOVALL
Artist and Master Printmaker
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
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
Howard University, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C. 1965
Doctor of Fine Arts Honoris Causa, The Corcoran College of Art and Design,