Leroy Lamis

obit-lamisArtist and former Cornell art professor Leroy Lamis died Aug. 19, 2010, at age 84. Lamis was a nationally renowned sculptor whose work had been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, among many other places. Lamis taught at Cornell College from 1954 through 1961. After leaving Cornell, he taught at Indiana State University from 1961 through his retirement in 1988. His works are in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Joseopth H. Hirshhorn Collection, the Albright-Knox Museum, and The Brooklyn Museum, as well as many private collections. Lamis was a member of American Abstract Artists, and was well known for his wrok with Plexiglass and digital projection.

Lamis was born in Eddyville, Iowa. He attended New Mexico Highlands University and Columbia University. He lived in Austin, Texas. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and seven grandchildren.