Abiquiu, New Mexico
Al Lostetter
Kathie Lostetter
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Al Lostetter was born in 1941 in Pittsburgh, Penna and upon graduation from high school attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh where he studied graphic design, and at the Carnegie Mellon Institute school of evening studies for fine arts.

In 1962 he entered the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts where he pursued studies in painting and sculpture culminating in being awarded the "William Emlen Cresson Traveling Scholarship" for study in Europe, the "Thomas Eakins" Prize" for figure drawing, and the "Toppan Prize" for painting in 1967.

In 1969 he was accepted into the M.F.A. program at Yale University where, in 1971 he was awarded both a B.F.A. and an M.F.A. in sculpture. From 1970 to 1976 Al was an assistant to the Russian Constructivist sculptor Naum Gabo returning to Connecticut periodically to assist in Gabos' projects.

From 1972 -1974 he taught sculpture at Oakland University in Rochester Michigan and during summer off months traveled extensively throughout the west setting the stage for his move to New Mexico in 1975. In 1976 he and his wife Kathie moved briefly to Chicago where he took up a job as assistant prof. of art at the Univ. of Illinois at Chicago Circle where he taught sculpture and drawing.

In 1977 Al and Kathie's first son Antony was born and for the next four years he worked in the design and construction of passive solar adobe homes. Their home in Abiquiu was included in the "Last Whole Earth Catalog".

In 1981 Al returned to painting and the evolution of his art has continued to this day. His paintings have been widely exhibited and his work is in collections throughout the country and abroad.


Gabriel Gallery, Hgwy 84/285, Cuyamungue, NM 2005-
Dearing Gallery, Taos, 1999-2002
Morgan Gallery, Taos; 1985-1999
Waxlander Khadoure Gallery, Santa Fe; 1998
Weyrich Gallery, Albuquerque, 1998-2001
Betts Gallery, Santa Fe; 1997
Munson Gallery, Santa Fe; 1980-97
Leapingotis Fine Arts Gallery, Vail, CO, 1992-96
Martin Harris Gallery, Jackson, WY; 1990
Artistic Fine Arts Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, 1989-91
Gallery a' la Maison, Meadowbrook, PA; 1985
E.S. Lawrence Gallery, Taos; 1983-84
Elaine Horowitch Gallery, Santa Fe; 1981


Eiteljorg Museum, "New Art of the West 7" , Indianapolis, IN. 2006
Inside/Outside, Three Abiquiu Artists, Galeria Arriba , Abiquiu, N M, October 2002
Bid for the Birds, Randall Davey Audobon Center, Santa Fe, NM ,May 2002
Governor's Gallery, "Horse Power, New Mexico", Santa Fe, July 2000
Las Campanas," The Mane Event, Equine Extravaganza", Santa Fe, October, 2000
Hubbard Museum of Western Art, "Free Spirits", Ruidoso, N.M. 2000
Albuquerque Museum of Art, "Miniatures", Albuquerque, 1994-2002
Silver City Museum, "Mimbres Revisited", Silver City, N.M., 1996
Site Santa Fe, "Monothon 10" Santa Fe, 1996
Eiteljorg Museum, "New Art of the West 4", Indianapolis, IN, 1994
The Stables Gallery, Taos, 1984
N.A.M. E. Gallery, Chicago , IL, 1978
Auckland City Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand, 1977
Cranbrook Academy, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 1973
Meadowbrook Gallery of Oakland University, Rochester, MI, 1972
Peale House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 1970
Art Alliance of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 1968
Print Club of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 1968
Fleischer Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA, 1968


Albuquerque Museum of Art, Albuquerque, NM
Hubbard Museum of Wetern Art, Ruidoso, New Mexico
Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN
Sunwest Bank, Albuquerque, NM
Genessee Brewing Co., Rochester, NY
Anthony Childs Inc. , Washington , DC
United Bank of Colorado, Denver, CO
Imperial Bank, Costa Mesa, CA
Cargill Corporation, Minneapolis, MN
Folsom Chamber of Commerce, Folsom, CA
Frito Lay, Dallas, TX
Inter-Media Group Inc. , Beverly Hills, CA
Interstate Natural Gas Association, Washington , DC


Diana Dearen,"Artist Inspired by Feathers, Nature, Rio Grande Sun, January 25, 2001
Melody Romancito, "A Place of Reconciliation", Taos Magazine, Januuary, 2001
Gillespie, Nancy. "Al Lostetter", Southwest Art Magazine, June 1989: 56
Plett, Nicole, "Al Lostetter's Feathery Images", Southwest Profile, August, 1986:39
Villani, John, "Lostetter at Munson", Pasatiempo, The Santa Fe New Mexican, June 1992:9

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