Lewis Boone Watkins Edit Profile
Bachelor of Science, West Virginia State College, 1978. Postgraduate, University South Florida, 1982.
Artist in residence Boxwood Gallery, Brooksville, Florida, 1978-1979. Instructor of gifted Hernando County, 1979-1981. Artist in residence Casa Serena Gallery, Brooksville, since 1981.
Visiting artist West Virginia State College, Samford University, St. Leo College, University Tampa (Florida). Works include numerous lithograph print editions, sculpture represented in permanent collections Florida State Museum, University Florida, Gainesville, Vatican Museum, Vatican City, Italy, West Virginia Fine Arts and Cultural Center, Charleston, National Fine Arts Museum, Santiago, Chile, National Art Gallery, Chile, St. Petersbury Fine Art Museum, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown, New York, Boston Sport Museum, San Diego Sport Museum, also numerous private collections. Sculptures include Hernando Heritage Sculpture, 1981, Crosses of Life, 1982, Youth of Today, 1983.
American Farmer Memorial Sculpture, Bonner, Kansas, 1986.
Board advisors Hernando County Young Men’s Christian Association (Florida). President Boxwood Art Guild, 1978. Treasurer Hernando County Young Republicans, 1981.
Member Hernando Heritage Museum Association (board directors), Hernando County Chamber of C.
Married Marinda Ann Hogan, August 18, 1979. Children: Mary Sheridan, Marinda Laurie.
Certified of Recognition in Art, State of Georgia, 1983, award for sculpture, Tampa, Florida, 1984, Public Service award City of Atlanta, 1984.