Weyman Lew Biography

Weyman Lew




Painter and printmaker Weyman Michael Lew was born in San Francisco, California, on February 17, 1935. He studied at the University of California, Berkeley (BS, 1957), and at the San Francisco Art Institute from 1965 to 1966 under Jay deFeo. He had a solo exhibition at the Western American Artists Museum in 1970, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in 1971, and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria in 1972. Weyman Lew has exhibited in more than forty solo exhibitions in North and South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. 

Lew was a guest instructor at the De Young Memorial Museum of Art School in 1970 and 1971, and he served on the art advisory board to the Chinese Cultural Foundation, San Francisco, receiving the Distinguishd Award for culture and service. He also served on the board of the Asian American Arts Foundation, also in San Francisco. He is a member of the Californai Society of Printmakers. 

Weyman Lew's works may be seen in public collections such as the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum; the Oakland Museum; the Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts at the California Palace of Legion of Honor; the Brooklyn Museum; the Santa Barbara Museum; the University Art Museum in Berkeley; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Portland Art Museum, OR; the Institution of Arte Contemporary in Lima, Peru; the Western American Artists Museum; and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.