Lewis’ final gallery before retirement

Published 8:12 am Tuesday, April 3, 2018

David Lewis

Hampden-Sydney College will display a gallery of portraits by David Lewis for the final time before his retirement from the college. The exhibition, “Friends, Family, Students and Colleagues,” showcases his lifelike oil on panel portraits.

Lewis is a William W. Elliott Professor of Fine Arts at Hampden-Sydney College. He earned his Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees from East Carolina University— both in painting. In addition, Lewis attended both the Art Students’ League in New York City and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

He has worked in more than 100 national juried exhibitions and solo shows with many awards, including five “Best in Show” awards since 1990.

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Lewis’s portrait, “Claire and Bev,” was exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery as a finalist in the 2009 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, a national triennial competition sponsored by the National Portrait Gallery. The exhibit is free and open to the public. It runs through Friday, April 20, and is open Tuesday–Friday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in Brinkley 106 – Gallery.

The gallery, organized by the Fine Arts Department, is part of Hampden- Sydney’s continuing commitment to the intellectual and cultural enrichment of the Southside community.