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Stanley Lechtzin, American, born 1936

Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America


Gilded silver, polyester

2 x 7 x 12 inches (5.1 x 17.8 x 30.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of the Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1973

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Stanley Lechtzin arrived in Philadelphia to begin his teaching career at Tyler School of Art in 1962. Five years later he established a graduate program in metals there, through which many important metalsmiths have passed: Eleanor Moty, Albert Paley, Bruce Metcalf, and Vickie Sedman, among others. Lechtzin has made innovation and education the keystones of his artistic career. From the 1960s to the present he has been a major force in the use of new materials and technology in jewelry and metalwork.