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Lynette Lombard


Lynette Lombard

Chancie Ferris Booth Distinguished Professor of Art

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401



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Chancie Ferris Booth Distinguished Professor of Art

Lynette Lombard

             In Memoriam: Lynette Lombard

General Interests
"I paint the landscapes of southern Spain and western Illinois. What compels me is how light, form, colour, and composition are informed by the feeling of walking a terrain, working in all kinds of weather and fusing several moments of time into one painting. These elemental experiences evoke and structure a sense of place. Also, feminist theory and modernism, contemporary painting, printmaking and drawing are current research interests."

Years at Knox: 1990 to present

M.F.A., Painting, 1989, Yale University School of Art.
B.A., 1976, Goldsmith's College, School of Art, University of London.

Teaching Interests
Painting, interpreting landscape, drawing, and Knox in NY.

Selected Professional Accomplishments


  • Knox Faculty Research / Creative Work Grant: Exhibition "Palpable Terrain", 2016-2017.
  • Knox Faculty Research / Creative Work Grant: Rain, Rock, Green, Gray and More: 7 Artists Explore North West Donegal, 2016-2017.
  • Knox Faculty Research / Creative Work Grant: Re-Envisioning Olmsted's Urban Parks, 2014.
  • Lance Esplund, art critic, wrote essay on Lombard's work for "Rock, Scissors, Paper" show, 2002.
  • Bradley University Purchase Award, Peoria, Illinois, 2001.
  • Faculty Development Award, 2000.
  • Philip Green Wright Lombard Award for Distinguished Teaching, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, 1999.
  • Knox Faculty Development Award for exhibits in New York and Spain, 1998.

Cornell College, Knox Faculty Art Department show. 2017.

Prairie Voices and Visions, Figge Museum, Davenport, IA. 2017.

Artist's Talk. New York Studio School, 2009.

Exhibition Catalogue: Palpable Terrain, catalogue of recent paintings with essay by Jennifer Samet. 2017.

Publication: Gallery talk: Palpable Terrain Bowery Gallery, flipbook of photos and video of talk. April 1, 2017.

Exhibition Catalogue: On the Shoulders of Giants, exhibit catalogue with statement by Thaddeus Radell. March 2017.

Confluence, La Barquilla Gallery, Sorbas, Spain. June 2016.

Midwest Paint Group Prairie Voices and Visions, Figge Museum, Davenport, IA. April 2016.

Midwest Paint Group Prairie Voices and Visions, Center for Fine Arts, Knox College. April 2016. (travelled to the Figge and GCAC.)

Prairie Visions, Midwest Paint Group, Galesburg Civic Arts Center. April 2016.

Knox Faculty Art Department show, Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA. October 2016.

Green Spaces Olmsted Project Paintings, Emerald Necklace Conservancy Boston, MA. May 2015 extended until May 2016.

Exhibition: "Palpable Terrain", Bowery Gallery, New York, NY.

Exhibition (group): "On the Shoulders of Giants", Curated by Thaddeus Radell, Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY.

Exhibition (group): "Self Portraits". Midwest Paint Group, Dutoit Gallery, Dayton, OH.

Exhibition (group): "A Winters Work". Midwest Paint Group, Kishwaukee College Art Gallery, Malta, IL.

With photographer Colleen Plumb, Women in the Arts, Woodland's Academy, Lake Forest, IL.

Exhibition (group): "Works based on Le Grand Luxembourg by Jean Helion," Midwest Paint Group, Lovejoy Library, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL.

Exhibition (group): Bold Nature, VanDeb Editions, Long Island City, NY.

Exhibition (group): "Artist's First," Figge Museum, Davenport IA.

Exhibition (group): Midwest Paint Group, Altona Center for the Arts, Altona, IL.

Exhibition (group): "Tribute to the Detroit Institute of Arts," Fire Barn Gallery, Grand Haven, MI.

Night and Day: Recent Paintings. Bowery Gallery, NY, November-December 2013. Supported by a Faculty Creative Work Grant.

Two Person Show and Gallery talk: "Educating a Generation-An American Renaissance" (with Tony Gant) Chris Protas and the Fire Barn Gallery, Grand Haven, MI, 2013.

"Educating a Generation - An American Renaissance," (with Tony Gant) Grand Rapids Art Museum Cook Auditorium, January 2013.

Group Shows: "Jean Helion and the Midwest Paint Group - An Homage to Le Grand Luxembourg," Southern Illinois University Lovejoy Library, October 2013 -
May 2014.

Seven on Site, Ox Bow Gallery, Northampton, MA, May-June 2013.

"New Paintings." Solo show, Bowery Gallery, New York, New York, 2011.

"Mountains and the Sea-Montanas y Mar." Solo show, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, de Mojacar, Spain, 2011.

Midwest Paint Group Travelling Group Show, William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Virginia, 2011.

"Galesburg Painters Paint Galesburg." Group show by invitation. Galesburg Civic Arts Center, Galesburg, Illinois, 2009.

Land, Water, Earth, Bowery Gallery, New York, New York, 2007.

Land and Water, Recent Paintings and Drawings, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, Chicago, Illinois, 2007.

"Rock, Scissors, Paper." New York Studio School Gallery, 2002.

"Inspired in Illinois." Lakeview Museum, Peoria, Illinois.

"Visual Impact." Paul Mellon Arts Center, Connecticut. NYSS Alumni Show. Fredericke Taylor Gallery, N.Y. Spanish sketches, Knox College. Recent Works, Prince Street Gallery, New York.

"Tradition and Poetic Form." Artemisia Gallery, Chicago. Bradley University Print and Drawing Show. Peoria, Illinois. 2001. Rhythm and Light." The Painting Center, New York.

"Raw Seeing: Alumni Drawings Celebrating a Decade of Alumni Exhibitions 1988-98." Group exhibition, New York Studio School, 1999.

"Visible Energy." Group exhibition, Agora Gallery, New York, 1998. New York Studio School. Group exhibition, 1998.

Campus & Community Involvement

  • Chair, Knox College Art Department, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois.
  • Organizer, Clare Smith Memorial Exhibition, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois.
  • Campus Representative, Chicago Semester in the Arts, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois.

What Students Say
"Lynette is totally focused on students. She confronts issues in class that are intriguing and that make her classes more appealing."
-Jennifer Frederick, Studio Art Major

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