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Lyle Edward Ward was born in Topeka, Kansas on February 4, 1922. He earned a BFA and a MFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. Pupil of Miron Sokole, William McKim, and Wallace Rosenbauer. Taught at Ozarks Univ. in Clarksville, AR from 1956-1987.
Exhibitions: Brooklyn Museum, 1951; Corcoran Gallery Biennial, 1959; Butler Institute of American Art, 1959, 1960; Missouri Valley Artists, 1954-62; and many more.
Awards: Arkansas Art Center, 1963, 1965; Little Rock Art Festival, 1960, 1962.
Collections: Univ. of Oklahoma Art Museum; Arkansas Art Center; Kansas City Art Institute; Nelson Gallery.
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
AskART, www.askart.com, accessed Oct. 26, 2007; www.FamilySearch.org, accessed Nov. 13, 2007; www.ozarks.edu/includes/pdffiles/today/winter2006/pdf, accessed Nov. 13, 2007; Who’s Who in American Art. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1936-1970, 1976.
This and over 1,750 other biographies can be found in Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945) compiled by Susan V. Craig, Art & Architecture Librarian at University of Kansas.