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educator , sculptor

Lawrence Smith Fane, American sculptor, educator. Grantee New York Foundation Arts, 1997, Research Foundation of City University of New York, 1986, 82, United States Department Housing & Urban Development, 1973; Ingram Merrill Foundation fellow, 1972-1973, 84. Fellow American Academy in Rome (executive board 1977-1981), Phi Beta Kappa.


Fane, Lawrence Smith was born on September 10, 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Son of Irvin and Bernice (Smith) Fane.


Bachelor, Harvard University, 1955;student, Boston Museum School, 1956;student, Demetrios School, Gloucester, Massachusetts, 1956-1959.


Instructor Rhode Island School Design, 1963-1966. Instructor sculpture Queens College, City University of New York, 1966—2008.


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    • One person shows at Zabriskie Gallery, New York City, 1969, Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York City, 1976, 78, 82, 85, Duke University, 1977, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, 1977, Spazio Oolp, Turin, Italy, 1980, Washington (Connecticut) Art Association, 1983, Bill Bace Gallery, New York City, 1991, 93, 95, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 1993. Straus Galleries, Dartmouth College, 1996, Ben Shahn Gallery, William Patterson University, 1995. Group exhibits include The Nina Owen Gallery, Chicago, 1991, Philadelphia Art Alliance, 1990, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, 1988, de Cordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts, 1987, Schulman Sculpture Park, White Plains, New York, 1987, Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York City, 1985, National Academy of Design, New York City, 1984, Colby College Museum Art, Watertown, Maine, 1983, College Museum of Art, Watertown, 1983, Greater Hartford Arts Council, Connecticut, 1980, Galleria Il Mercato del Sale, Milan, Italy, 1979, Zabriskie Gallery, New York City, 1971, Kouros Gallery Sculpture Center, New York City, 1993-1994, Washington Art Association, 1993, American Academy Arts and Letters, 1996, Brooklyn Museum Art, 1997, many others.

      Public collections include Brooklyn Museum Art, De Cordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, Museum Contemporary American Art, Udine, Italy, Museum University of Massachusetts, William Benton Museum, University Connecticut, Secker & Warburg, Limited, London, others.


Fellow American Academy in Rome (executive board 1977-1981), Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Diana Gilmore, November 22, 1963. Children: Dimitri, Anthea.

Irvin Fane

Bernice (Smith) Fane

Diana Gilmore

Dimitri Fane

Anthea Fane