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Beauvais Lyons Receives Santo Award

Beauvais Lyons, a Chancellor’s Professor in the School of Art is one of three artists from an international pool of applicants selected for a $5,000 Artist Award through the St. Louis-based Santo Foundation. The Santo Foundation was established to recognize and assist the careers of individual artists.  As the self-appointed Director of the Hokes (sounds like “hoax”) Archives Lyons’ work explores various forms of academic parody. His subjects have included archaeology, folk art, medicine, zoology and various forms of biography.  His one-person exhibitions have been presented at over 60 museums and galleries in the United States and abroad with upcoming shows this February at Webster University in St. Louis and Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. His prints are in numerous public collections including the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, DC; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia. PA. In 2002 he received a Fulbright Fellowship to teach at the Fine Arts Academy in Poznañ, Poland.

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