David Dodge Lewis is the Barger-Barclay Professor of Fine Arts at Hampden-Sydney College in south-central Virginia. In 1974 he was graduated summa cum laude, high honors in art from the University of Southern Maine, then earned an MA (1981) and an MFA (1987) from East Carolina University, both in painting. Lewis also attended the Art Students' League in New York City (1978) and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (1974-75).

In 1989 Lewis was awarded the Virginia Prize in the Arts for Prints and Drawings and has twice won the Mettauer Award for Excellence in Research (exhibitions) at his institution. His work has been in over 100 national juried exhibitions and solo shows, winning many awards, including five Best in Show prizes in national juried competitions since 1990 and a 1995 Gold Medal in the National CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education) Awards. In 2009, Lewis was an exhibited finalist in the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, a triennial national competition at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. His work appears in many public and private collections, including the Virginia State Bar, Fidelity Investments, and NCNB Corporation.

Lewis has taught the wax resist technique in workshops at many institutions, including the Art Students League of New York, Rhode Island School of Design, Maryland Institute College of Art, Virginia Commonwealth University, Penland School of Crafts, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.


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Unless otherwise indicated, all work is in graphite, wax, charcoal, ink, and Conte on paper. Dimensions are unframed.