Stanley Lechtzin

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Stanley Lechtzin is an American Jewelry and metals artist noted for his work in electroforming and Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacture.


Stanley was born in 1936 in Detroit, Michigan.[1] He first encountered jewelry and metalsmithing at Cass Technical High School. After high school Lechtzin worked as a draftsman and cartographer. While working for the City of Detroit Public Lighting Commission he realized that he did not want to continue with his current career path, so he began taking night courses at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He set up a studio and began taking commissions upon graduation. He soon entered the Cranbrook Academy of Art, where much of his graduate work dealt with ferrous metals and stainless steel flatware. Upon graduation from Cranbrook, Lechtzin accepted a teaching position at Tyler School of Art.[2]


1960 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
1962 Master of Fine Arts, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI[3]


Temple University, Tyler School of Art

1962–present : Head of Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM Area
1985 - 1988 : Chairman of Crafts Department
1965 - 1979 : Founding Chairman of Crafts Department
1971–present : Professor of Crafts
1968 - 1971 : Associate Professor of Design
1965 - 1968 : Assistant Professor of Design
1962 - 1965 : Instructor of Design

Selected Solo Exhibitions[edit]

2009 : The Philadelphia Art Alliance
1984 : The University of Pittsburgh Art Gallery
1984 : Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art (Loretto, PA)
1984 : William Penn Museum (Harrisburg, PA)
1984 : The Works Gallery (Philadelphia)
1973 : Tyler School of Art, Temple University
1973 : Goldsmiths' Hall (London, England)
1969 : Boston Museum School (Boston, Mass.)
1969 : Ball State University (Muncie, Indiana)
1969 : Lee Nordness Galleries (New York, NY)
1968 : William Penn Museum (Harrisburg, PA)
1967 : University of California (Berkeley, CA)
1966 : Pennsylvania State University (State College, PA)
1965 : Museum of Contemporary Crafts (New York, NY)
1963 : Art Center, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (Michigan)
1962 : Carnegie Institute of Technology (Pittsburgh, PA.)

Society of North American Goldsmiths[edit]

Lechtzin was one of nine founding members of the Society of North American Goldsmiths.[4]


  1. ^ [1] Craft in America - Lechtzin Stanley
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2003-01-22. Retrieved 2008-04-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) - Tyler School of Art Biography page for Stanley Lectzin
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-08-19. Retrieved 2008-04-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) - Tyler School of Art abridged resume page
  4. ^ [2] - Society of North American Goldsmiths website