Todd Pendleton Biography

Todd Pendleton




Painter, sculptor, and printmaker Todd E. Pendleton was born on April 10, 1943 in Washington, D.C. He received his AA from Montgomery College, Maryland and his BFA with honors in Sculpture and Design from George Washington University, Washington, D.C. He worked as an art instructor, set designer, and furniture designer as well as fine artist. He died in Washington, D. C., on February 4, 2015.

  • Associate in Arts Degree, Montgomery College, Maryland
  • Bachelor of Fine Art Degree Honors in Sculpture and Design, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
  • Set designer and technical director for George Washington University Productions, Lisner Auditorium, Washington, D.C.
  • Design and painting instructor for I.B.M., Rockville, Maryland, and Bethesda, Maryland
  • Assistant lighting designer for Arena Stage, Washington, D.C.
  • Stage manager for George Washington University Dance troups, Lisner Auditorium, Galludet College, Washington, D.C.
  • Assistant Instructor of Design (Undergraduate) at George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
  • Art Instructor in Secondary Art Education for Montgomery County Schools, Maryland
  • Instructor of Teachers Workshops in welding and soldering techniques for Montgomery County Schools, Maryland
  • Art Curriculum Advisor/Planner for Montgomery County Schools, Maryland
  • Instructor of Design, Crafts and Metalry at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
  • Masters Candidate Advisor for Design (Individual Projects) University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
  • Art Advisor for the Career Preparation Curriculum Council for Montgomery County Schools, Maryland
  • Lecturer on Sculpture and Design for colleges and private adult organizations
  • Co-Owner, Exhibitor and Artist in Residence, Sculpture House, Inc., 4224 Howard Avenue, Kensington, Maryland
  • Designer-Creator of sculptured furniture
Exhibitions and Awards
  • Dimmock Gallery, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.  One man exhibition.
  • Emerson Gallery, McLean, Virginia.  One man exhibition.
  • Baltimore Museum of Art Regional Exhibition, Baltimore, Maryland.  Hutzler Award for "Best Sculpture in a New Direction".
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.  Regional exhibition.
  • National Liturgical Conference Exhibition, "Religious Art," Baltimore Civic Center, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Institute of Scrap Iron and Steel Exhibition, Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington, D.C. Institute of Scrap and Steel also made a film featuring Todd E. Pendleton's sculpture and based as advertising campaign on the work.
  • Society of Washington Artists Annual Invitational Exhibition, Washington, D.C.
  • Halem Gallery of Art, Alexandria, Virginia.  Two man exhibition.
  • Rice Gallery of Art, Frederick, Maryland.  Three man exhibition.
  • Middleton Gallery of Art, Middleton, Maryland.  Owner and exhibitor.
  • Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland.  Regional exhibition.
  • Dimmock Gallery of Art, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.  Invitational exhibition.
  • Rockville Civic Center Exhibition, Rockville, Maryland.  Outdoor sculpture.
  • Silver Spring Art Gallery, Silver Spring, Maryland.  Three man exhibition.
  • Studio Gallery of Art, McLean, Virginia.  Two man exhibition.
  • Emerson Gallery of Art, McLean, Virginia.  Two man exhibition.
  • Shady Grove Music Fair, Gaithersburg, Maryland.  Group exhibition.
  • Hom Gallery of Art, Bethesda, Maryland.  Group exhibition.
  • Rockville Civic Center, Rockville, Maryland.  Two man exhibition.
  • Art Barn, Washington, D.C.  Group exhibition.
  • Corcoran Museum School of Art Exhibition, Washington, D.C.  Group exhibition.
  • National Art Competition Exhibition at Portsmouth, Virginia, Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Atlantic City, New Jersey.  Award for sculpture.
  • Goldman Fine Arts Gallery, Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, Rockville, Maryland.  Invitational exhibition.
  • Greater Washington Invitational Art Exhibition (Armory Show) White Oak, Maryland.  Maryland School of Art.
  • Annapolis Fine Arts Foundation, Invitational, Annapolis, Maryland.  Donated a large plexiglass, brass and steel sculpture to North Anne Arundel Hospital, Glen Burnie, Maryland.
  • Sculpture House Gallery, Kensington, Maryland.  Rockville 5 exhibition.  Owner and exhibitor.
  • Textile Museum, Washington, D.C., A.E.A. Outdoor Sculpture Invitational.
  • Armory Exhibition, White Oak, Maryland.  Maryland School of Art, Juried Show.
  • Annapolis Fine Arts Commission Exhibition, Invitational Group Show.
  • Exhibitions on the National Mall, Washington, D.C.
  • Maryland School of Art, Gudelsky Gallery, Silver Spring, Maryland.  Rockville 5 Recycled Exhibition.
  • National Rod and Custom Show by Invitation, D.C. Armory, Washington, D.C.  Invitational.
  • Children's Hospital Benefit showing of "American Grafitti", Loew's Embassy Theater, WWDC Radio.
  • Village Framer Print Gallery, Rockville, Maryland.  Invitational print exhibition.
  • Montgomery College Art Gallery, Sculpture Invitational, Rockville, Maryland.
  • Marlboro Gallery, Prince Georges' College.  Invitational sculpture exhibition.
  • Shady Grove Music Fair, Gaithersburg, Maryland.  Promo for Broadway Musical "Grease" also Continuing Group Exhibition.
  • Montgomery College, Takoma Park, Maryland.  Invitational one man show "The Solarcon".
  • Prince Georges' College, Largo, Maryland.  Outdoor Bicentennial Commission sculpture, "The Silver Eagle".
  • Educational film produced by Klebau Productions, "A Composition in Steel".  Sculptor:  Todd E. Pendleton.  Apprentice:  John E. Pendleton.
Regarding the 1965 regional exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery: "In the sculpture section, the welded steel pieces of Todd Pendleton, which recall the work of Jason Seely, out shone all other entries" ("Arts Magazine", December 1965). Todd E. Pendleton's work was selected by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (H.U.D.), Washington, D.C., for inclusion in the National Community Art Competition Publications for interior and exterior sculpture for public buildings.

In the summer of 1974, Radio Free Europe made a taped interview with Todd E. Pendleton concerning the description of his work and medium and his basic philosophies about structuralist  sculpture.

Todd E. Pendleton's sculptures are in private collections all over the world.