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David Lewis

  • Professor
    • Art History (Area Advisor)
  • M.A., Indiana University, Bloomington (1986)
  • Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington (1995)
David Lewis teaches courses in European and American art history, with a particular focus on 19th- and 20th-century painting, printmaking and photography. Professor Lewis has curated many exhibitions, including retrospectives of Dorothy Shakespear (1886-1973), Leonard Baskin (1922-2000), and most recently, Rico Lebrun (1900-64). His interviews with Doug and Mike Starn, “The Art Guys” (Michael Galbreth and Jack Massing), Donald Sultan, and Sandy Skoglund have been published in the catalogues for the annual TEXAS NATIONAL exhibitions juried by these artists in 1997, 2000, 2001 and 2002 respectively. Lewis has presented lectures at museums and scholarly conferences, and he has organized sessions for SFA’s biennial IM.A.GE & TEXT symposia. He is the recipient of several competitive grants, including awards from the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation and the Kirkland Endowment. Lewis is the editor of LaNana Creek Press, the fine arts press of Stephen F. Austin State University, which he co-founded with Professor Charles D. Jones in 1997. Lewis is currently preparing an exhibition surveying the career of SFA Emeritus Professor John Daniel and another exhibition of work by the abstract expressionist, Corinne Michael West (1908-1991). Lewis served as Art Department chair from Fall 2002 through Summer 2005 and was named director of the newly established School of Art in Fall 2005.