DeWitt Godfrey (born 1960) is an American sculptor, best known for his large abstract constructions of banded steel installed in public sites. Godfrey was born in Houston, Texas and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan; he earned a B.A. in Art from Yale University in 1982 and an M.F.A. in Sculpture from the Edinburgh College of Art as a Fulbright Scholar in 1996. Godfrey is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including the National Endowment for the Arts, the Henry Luce Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Japan Foundation, among others. He is currently a Board member of the College Art Association and formerly the Director of the Institute for Creative and Performing Arts at Colgate University, where he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Art History. He lives in Central New York with his wife and daughters.
Godfrey was elected president of the CAA Board of Directors for a two-year term, beginning May 2014
- "DeWitt Godfrey elected CAA President for 2014–16.". College Art Association. Retrieved 2015-02-08.
- Atiya, Alexandra N., Godfrey Takes Art to the Streets: Pamplona Sculpture Only the Beginning, Harvard Crimson, February 9, 2006.
- Heuer, Megan, The Incredible Lightness of Steel, ARTnews, July 2005.
- Kimmelman, Michael, Profiles Both Abstract and Real, New York Times, May 20, 1988.
- Rubin, David S., Selections from the Edward Albee Collection: Farrell Brickhouse, Stephen Buckley, DeWitt Godfrey, David Hacker, Stanislav Kolibal, Chris Martin, Max Miller, Maud Morgan, Vladimír Novák, Jeff Price, Frank Schroder, Kishio Suga, Jonathan Thomas, Vladimir Urban, Tad Wiley, Reading, Pa., Albright College, 1988.