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William Lyons

Kansas City, Missouri

I follow few rules in the creation of my work, except faith to the vision I have. The piece will come to me almost fully formed in my mind or by the juxtaposition of materials as they come together. I do not have a specific source for my inspiration, the world is the play box for my work. Emotions, mythologies, humor, questions of physics the social political condition or walking the dog and seeing a turned over flower pot… I keep myself open to all sources for my work. Joy comes when I find myself being lead in the direction the piece wants to go. When the piece is complete, and I am surprised by unexpected results, then I feel I have succeeded.

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Background

Education

  • Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 1977
  • Graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute, Bachelor of Fine Art, 1982; Studied under John Liikala

Show

  • 1980 Juried Show, Sixteenth Joslyn Biennial, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha Nebraska

Private Collections Held in

  • Nebraska City, NE
  • Chicago, IL
  • Denver, CO