Joseph Havel

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Joseph Havel (born 1954) is a postmodernist American sculptor who was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Havel earned a BFA in Studio Arts from the University of Minnesota and an MFA from Pennsylvania State University. He received a National Endowment for the Arts Artist Fellowship in 1987 and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Artist's Fellowship in 1995. He lives and works in Houston, Texas and is Director of the Glassell School of Art.

His work is in public collections in the U.S. and abroad including:

  • The Museum of Fine Arts Houston
  • The Menil Collection, Houston
  • The Whitney Museum, New York
  • The Dallas Museum of Art
  • The Federal Reserve, Dallas
  • The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
  • The Acedamy of Art, Honolulu
  • Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis
  • The Centre Pompidou, Paris
  • The French Ministry of Culture, Paris
  • Portland Museum, Fundacion Rouge, Paris
  • Stedelijk Museum voor Actuelle Kunst, Ghent, Belgium


Joseph Havel is represented in Houston by Hiram Butler Gallery. On February 3, 2-18 the Gallery will Display some of Havel's latest work. and Talley Dunn Gallery in Dallas, Texas



  • Colpitt, Frances, Serial Imagery: Helen Altman, The Art Guys, Joseph Havel, James Malone, Michael Miller, John Pomara, Lorraine Tady, John Wilcox, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas TX, 1997.
  • Dorosenko, Peter, Joseph Havel, A Decade of Sculpture, London, Scala Publishers, 2006.

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