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  • Detroit, Michigan

  • Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  •         Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1960
  • Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
  •         Master of Fine Arts, 1962

  • Tyler School of Art
    Temple University
    2001 N. 13th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19122
  • 215-777-9129

    (e-mail) stanlech@astro.ocis.temple.edu

  • Head of Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Area, 1962 - present
  • Chairman of Crafts Department -1985 - 1988
  • Founding Chairman of Crafts Department -1965 - 1979
  • Professor of Crafts, -1971 - present
  • Associate Professor of Design, -1968 - 1971
  • Assistant Professor of Design, -1965 - 1968
  • Instructor of Design, - 1962 - 1965

  • American Craft Museum (New York)
  • Archdiocese of Pennsylvania
  • Cooper-Hewitt Museum (New York)
  • Cranbrook Academy of Art (Bloomfield Hills, Mi.)
  • Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Mi.)
  • Goldsmiths' Hall (London, England)
  • Hellen Williams Drutt (Philadelphia, Pa)
  • Johnson Wax Company (Racine, Wisc.)
  • Minnesota Museum of Art (St. Paul, Mn.)
  • Objects: USA, The Johnson Collection of Contemporary Crafts
  • Robert L. Pfannebecker (Lancaster, Pa.)
  • Pforzheim Museum of Jewelry (Germany)
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • The Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution (Washington, D.C.)
  • Temple University (Philadelphia)
  • Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Yale University Art Gallery

  • 1994: Arts Achievement Award; Wayne State University, Department of Art and Art History. This award recognizes outstanding alumni accomplishments in the arts.
  • 1992: Elected to the College of Fellows of the American Crafts Council
  • 1989: Great Teacher Award, Temple University
  • 1989: Creative Achievement Award, Temple University
  • 1984: Hazelett Memorial Award for Excellence in the Arts in Pennsylvania; Presented by Governor Thornburgh
  • 1960: Excellence in Design, "International Exhibition of Design in Stainless Steel", (Ottawa, Canada)
  • 1958: First Prize in Jewelry and Medal of Honor for Best Design in Show "Decorative Arts and Ceramics Exhibition", Wichita Arts Association.

  • 1999: On Line Learning Grant to develop "CAD-CAM I" course, Temple University.
  • 1997: Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Visual Arts Fellowship in the Crafts.
  • 1987: Fellowship in Crafts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
  • 1984: National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Artists Fellowship
  • 1983: Mellon Foundation Faculty Incentive Fund to Establish Computer Graphics at Tyler.
  • 1976: National Endowment for the Arts, Craftsmen's Fellowship Grant.
  • 1976: National Endowment for the Arts, Service to the Field Grant.
  • 1976: National Endowment for the Arts, Workshop Grant.
  • 1973: National Endowment for the Arts, Craftsmen's Fellowship Grant.
  • The University of Pittsburgh Art Gallery; 1984
  • Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art (Loretto, PA); 1984
  • William Penn Museum (Harrisburg, PA); 1984
  • The Works Gallery (Philadelphia); 1984
  • Tyler School of Art, Temple University; 1973
  • Goldsmiths' Hall (London, England); 1973
  • Boston Museum School (Boston, Mass.); 1969
  • Ball State University (Muncie, Indiana); 1969
  • Lee Nordness Galleries (New York, NY); 1969
  • William Penn Museum (Harrisburg, PA); 1968
  • University of California (Berkeley, CA); 1967
  • Pennsylvania State University (State College, PA); 1966
  • Museum of Contemporary Crafts (New York, NY); 1965
  • Art Center, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (Michigan); 1963
  • Carnegie Institute of Technology (Pittsburgh, PA.); 1962
  • 1997: "L'CHAIM! A Kiddush Cup Invitational," The Jewish Museum (San Francisco, CA)
  • 1996: "New Times, New Thinking: Jewelry in Europe and America, Crafts Council (London, England)

Traveled to:
National Museum & Galleries of Wales (Cardiff, Wales)
"The Innovators," 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Electrum Gallery (London, England)

  • 1994: "Helen Drutt Collection," Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam, Holland)
  • 1992: "Helen Drutt Collection," Museum of Applied Arts (Helsinki, Finland)
  • 1990: "American Dreams, American Extremes," Museum Voor Hedendaagse Kunst (Museum for Contemporary Art) Het Kruithuis (Gemeente s'-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands) Provinciaal Museum (Oostende, Belgium)
  • 1990: "The Eloquent Object," Crafts Gallery, The National Museum of Modern Art (Tokyo, Japan)
  • 1989: ORNAMENTAL 1 "Review of Modern Jewellery Art since 1960," Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim (Pforzheim, West Germany)
  • 1989: "The Eloquent Object," The National Museum of Modern Art (Kyoto, Japan)
  • 1988: "Hong-ik Annual Exhibition," Walker Hill Art Center Museum (Seoul, Korea)
  • 1985: "Twentieth Century Jewelry," Electrum Gallery (London, England)
  • 1985: "Masterworks of Contemporary American Jewelry," Victoria and Albert Museum (London, England)
  • 1983: "1983 International Jewellery Art Exhibition" Isetan Art Museum (Tokyo, Japan); Navio Gallery, (Osaka, Japan)
  • 1979: "The 4th International Jewelry Art Exhibition" Mikimoto Hall of Ginza (Tokyo, Japan)
  • 1978: "Craft, Art and Religion" The Vatican Museum (Vatican, Italy)
  • 1978: "Modern American Jewelry" K. Mikimoto & Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan)
  • 1974: "Seven Golden Years" Goldsmiths' Hall (London, England)
  • 1974: "The First World Crafts Exhibition" Ontario Science Center (Toronto, Canada)
  • 1973: "The Art of the Jewel" International Art Biennale (Florence, Italy)
  • 1972: "International Jewellery Show" (Munich, Germany)
  • 1971: "Jewelry '71" Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto, Canada)
  • 1971: "Jewelry-Objects" Museum Bellerive (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • 1971: "Gold + Silber + Schmuck + Gerat" (Nuremberg, Germany)
  • 1971: "Form and Quality" Invitational (Munich, Germany)
  • 1968: "American Jewelry Exhibition; Lechtzin, Matsukata, Skoogfors" Odakyu Department Store (Tokyo, Japan)
  • 1965: "Form and Quality" Invitational (Munich, Germany)
  • 1965: "Internationale Steffin-Wettbewerb" Ring Competition (Pforzheim, Germany)
  • 1961: "International Exhibition of Modern Jewelry" Goldsmiths' Hall (London, England)
  • 2000: "Defining Craft I: Collecting for the New Millennium," American Craft Museum, (New York, NY)

         "Structure, Symbol & Substance: The Power of Jewelry," Mobilia Gallery, (Cambridge, MA)

  • 1999: "TeleSculpture", PRISM Lab, Institute for Studies in the Arts, Matthews Center, Arizona State University,     (Tempe, AZ)

         "Magic and Ritual: Hannukkiahs Seen Through Contemporary Eyes", Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, (New York, NY)
         "Celebrating Twenty-Five Years," Helen Drutt : Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)

  • 1997: "Craft as Art/Art as Craft," Katonah Museum of Art (Westchester, NY)

         "3 Generations: Mentors, Teachers and Students, Jewelry from the 1940's to the Present," Mobilia Gallery (Cambridge, MA)

  • 1996: "Heritage & Diversity, North American Metal Arts Invitational Exhibition," Mongomery College Art Gallery (Rockville, MD)

         "...from the studios of..." Four person exhibition, OXOXO gallery, (Baltimore, MD)

  • 1995: "Body Language: Jewelry and Accessories at the National Design Museum," Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution (New York, NY)
  • 1995: "Jewelry from the Permanent Collection," American Craft Museum (New York, NY)
  • 1994: "One Of A Kind," Mobilia Gallery (Cambridge, MA)
  • 1993: "Working in Other Dimensions: Drawings and Objects," The Arkansas Art Museum (Little Rock, AK)
  • 1992:: "Lifetime Achievements: The American Craft Council College of Fellows in Metal," National Ornamental Metal Museum (Memphis, TN)
  • 1990: "Contemporary Artifacts 1990," National Museum of American Jewish History (Philadelphia, PA)
  • 1989: "Silver: New Forms and Expressions" Fortunoff, The Source (New York, NY)
  • 1989: "Infinite Riches: Jewelry Through the Centuries" Museum of Fine Arts (St Petersburg, FL)
  • 1988: "Extraordinarily Fashionable" Columbia Museum of Art (Columbia, SC)
  • 1988: SNAG 1988: The Founding Masters" Schick Gallery, Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY)
  • 1987: "The Eloquent Object" The Philbrook Museum of Art (Tulsa, OK)
  • 1986: "CRAFT TODAY: Poetry of the Physical" American Craft Museum (New York, NY)
  • 1983: "The Alternative Image II" John Michael Kohler Arts Center (Sheboygan, WI)
  • 1981: "Good As Gold" Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, (Wash., D. C.)
  • 1981: "Art and Technology" The Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle (New Rochelle, NY)
  • 1979: "The Unpainted Portrait: Contemporary Portraiture in Non- Traditional Media" Kohler Arts Center, (Sheboygan, Wisc.)
  • 1975: "Fourth Invitational Contemporary Crafts Exhibition" Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY)
  • 1974: "Baroque '74" Museum of Contemporary Crafts
  • 1970: "Goldsmith '70" Minnesota Museum of Art (St. Paul, Minn.)
  • 1970: "Crafts 1970" Boston Town Hall (Boston, Mass.), 1970
  • 1970: "Goldsmith '70" Museum of Contemporary Crafts
  • 1967: "Acquisitions" The Museum of Contemporary Crafts
  • 1966: "Craftsmen USA '66" Museum of Contemporary Crafts
  • 1963: "Creative Casting" Museum of Contemporary Crafts
  • 1963: "American Jewelry" Museum of Contemporary Crafts
  • 1962: "Young Americans" Museum of Contemporary Crafts
  • 1958: "Decorative Arts & Ceramics Exhibition" Wichita Arts Association (Wichita, KA.)
  • Defining Craft 1, Collecting for the New Millennium, American Craft Museum, New York, NY 2000
  • Schmuck der Moderne - Modern Jewellery 1960 - 1998, Inventory Catalogue, Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, by Fritz Falk and Cornelie Holzach, Arnoldsche Art Publishers, Stuttgart, Germany 1999
  • Dictionnaire Internationale du Bijou - International Dictionary of Jewelry, Marguerite de Cerval, Museum of Decorative Arts, Paris, 1998
  • Materials in Art and Technology, by Rohit Trivedi, Taylor Knowlton, Inc., Ames, Iowa 1998
  • "Look No Hands," Lapidary Journal, Primedia, Devon, Pa., April 1998.
  • The Culture of Craft; Status and Future, edited by Peter Dormer, Manchester University Press, Manchester and New York, 1997
  • Jewelry in Europe and America: New Times, New Thinking, Ralph Turner, Thames and Hudson Ltd, London and New York, 1996
  • Jewelry of Our Time, Helen Drutt & Peter Dormer, Thames & Hudson Ltd., London & Rizzoli International, New York, 1995
  • Techniques of Metalsmithing & Jewelry Making, JEON, Yong-Il, Design House, Seoul, Korea, 1994
  • One of A Kind: American Art Jewelry Today, Susan Grant Lewin, Abrams, New York, 1994
  • "Spotlight on Stanley Lechtzin, Computer Generation," American Jewelry Manufacturer; Manufacturing Jewelers and Silversmiths of America Inc., Providence, RI; May, 1994
  • The Best in Modern Jewellery Design, David Watkins, Editor, Quarto Publishing plc, London, England, 1994
  • Temple University: Great Teachers- a gateway to learning, Rita Ann Essaf, Temple University Office of Publications. Philadelphia, PA, 1994
  • "Contemporary American Crafts," Bulletin, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, 1991
  • ORNAMENTAL 1, Internationale Schmuckkunst, Prestel-Verlag, Munich, Germany, 1989
  • "Conversations on Technology, Philosophy of the Physical," interview of Stanley Lechtzin by Michael Dunas, Metalsmith, Summer 1988
  • Contemporary American Craft Art, A Collector's Guide, Barbara Mayer; Gibbs M. Smith, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT; 1988
  • The Eloquent Object, Edited by Marcia Manhart and Tom Manhart; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK; 1987.
  • Craft Today, Poetry of the Physical, Paul J. Smith and Edward Lucie-Smith; American Craft Museum, New York, NY; 1986.
  • Twentieth-Century Jewelry, Barbara Cartlidge; Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, NY; 1985.
  • the new jewelry: trends & traditions, Peter Dormer + Ralph Turner; Thames and Hudson Inc., New York, NY; 1985.
  • JEWELRY Concepts and Technology, Oppi Untracht; Doubleday & Company, New York, N.Y.; 1982.
  • The History of Jewelry, 5000 Years, J. Anderson Black; Crown Publications, Park Lane, N.Y.; 1981.
  • Silver in American Life, Edited by Barbara McLean Ward and Gerald W.R. Ward; American Federation of Arts, New York, N.Y.; 1979.
  • Tradition and Change: The American Craftsman, Julie Hall; E. P. Dutton, New York, N.Y.; 1977.
  • Contemporary Jewelry: A Critical Assessment 1945-1975, Ralph Turner; Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, N.Y.; 1976.
  • Neuer Schmuck, Karl Schollmayer; Ernst Wasmuth-Verlag, Tubingen, Germany; 1974.
  • Inc.; New York, N.Y.; 1974.
  • Plastics for Jewelry, Harry Hollander; Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, N.Y.; 1974.
  • In Praise of Hands, Contemporary Crafts of the World, Octavio Paz and The World Crafts Council; McClelland and Stewart Ltd., Toronto, Canada; 1974.
  • Body Jewelry, Donald Willcox; Henry Regnery Company, Chicago, IL; 1973.
  • Contemporary Jewelry, Philip Morton; Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc.; New York, N.Y.; 1973.
  • Gold+Silber+Schmuck+Gerat, Karl M. Lipp; Munich, Germany; 1971.
  • Objects: U.S.A., Lee Nordness; Viking Press, New York, N.Y.; 1970.
  • The Crafts of the Modern World, Slivka, Webb, Patch; Horizon Press, New York, NY; 1968.
  • Metal Techniques for Craftsmen, Oppi Untracht; Doubleday & Co., Garden City, NY; 1968.
  • Modern Jewelry, Graham Hughes; Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, NY; 1963.


  • "CAD/CAM and the Jeweler," exhibition catalog essay, ORNAMENTA 1, Prestel Verlag, Munich, Germany, September, 1989.
  • "A Metalsmith's Education - A Case for CAD/CAM," article, American Jewelry Manufacturer, August 1989.
  • "Education of Artists/Goldsmiths," article Precious Metals 1985, edited by Zysk and Bonucci, 1986; International Precious Metals Institute, Allentown, PA.
  • "Workshop: Electrofabrication of Metals," article, Craft Horizons, November/December 1964.

  • 2001: "Digital Advances in Jewelry Design," Two day workshop for the Society of North American Goldsmiths, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, February.
  • 2000: Panelist, "Bit by Bit: Creating Art, Craft and Design in the 21st Century" Small Computers in the Arts Symposium, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, November.
  • 1999:  "Digital Media Demonstration," Celebrating Craft, American Craft Council Symposium & Annual Awards Ceremony, Tryon Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC November.

"Virtual Craft," International Video Conference Interview, 9th National Ceramics Conference, Ceramic Arts Association of Western Australia, Perth Western Australia, July.

  • 1997: "A Case for Elimination of Handwork in Crafts," Cleveland Art Institute, Cleveland, Ohio; April.
  • 1996: Conversations '96, "The Work of Tyler Students"; Lecture, State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY; October.

"Hands off! Will the Computer Eliminate the Hand?" Lecture, Society of North American Goldsmiths, Maryland Institute College Of Art, Baltimore Maryland; June.
"Digital Advances in Jewelry Design," Four day workshop for the Society of North American Goldsmiths, Maryland Institute College Of Art, Baltimore Maryland; June.
"CAD/CAM in the Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Studio," Temple University, Learning Center Groundbreaking Ceremony, Philadelphia, PA; April.

  • 1995: "A Case for Elimination of Handwork in Crafts," Maryland Institute College Of Art, Baltimore Maryland; October
  • 1994: "A Case for Elimination of Handwork in Crafts," The Philadelphia Art Alliance in cooperation with the Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; November.
  • 1994: Guest Lecturer, Department of Art and Art History, Wayne State University, College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI; May.
  • 1991: "Technology in the 1990's: Impact upon the Creative and Applied Arts at Temple," Panel discussion
  • 1990: Guest Lecturer, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA.
  • 1989: "Computer-Aided-Design for Jewelry" Lecture, Museum of Fine Arts (St. Petersburg, FL)
  • 1988: "Hands off! Will the Computer Eliminate the Hand?" Lecture,The University of Akron, School of Art, (Akron, OH)
  • 1988: "Hands off! Will the Computer Eliminate the Hand?" Lecture at the Ecole de Joaillerie et de Metaux d'Art de Montreal, Montreal, Que, Canada