King of the World
Richard Lewis (MFA 1983)
Richard Lewis’s artwork combines both traditional and digital painting and has been exhibited throughout North America. He is Professor of Art at Marist College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., where he has taught for more than 30 years and previously served as Chair of Art and Art History and Dean of Academic Programs. Currently, he coordinates the programs at its branch campus in Florence, Italy, is the Director of its M.A. in Museum Studies there, and has led student travel courses to England, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Greece, Turkey, and Japan. Richard is very active in the field of digital art and multimedia. He has authored a textbook on digital media (Prentice Hall in 2003) and is in the process of writing a new one for Routledge Press. Along with his wife Susan, Richard is the author of "The Power of Art", an art appreciation text published by Cengage, now in its revised third edition, which has been used in more than 300 colleges and universities. Richard's blog, lewisartcafe.com, an online salon with conversations about art, artists, and travel, debuted in October 2013 and is read in more than eighty countries.
This work is featured as part of Future Former: An Exhibition of Alumni Work. This exhibition honors the creative work and careers of all Stamps School alumni, creates an aspirational connection between generations of U-M artists and designers and current Stamps students, and inspires reflection during the university's Bicentennial year.