1965-1967State University of Iowa, Iowa City, M.A. Painting and Drawing
1963-1964 Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Part-time graduate study in studio paintinga nd drawing.
1962-1963 Glassboro State College. Glassboro, New Jersey. Part Time Study.
1957-1961 State University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota. B.F.A.
2002 Museum Guild Purchase Award, Evansville Museum of Art
1990 Greater Columbus Arts Council, Business / Arts Partnership Award
1979 All Ohio 1979, First Award Graphics
1977 Lithopolis Arts Festival
1982-1968 Ohio Exposition Fine Art Exhibition
1973 Drawing, U.S.A., Minnesota Museum of Art, Purchase Award
1976-1968 Columbus Arts Festival, Columbus, Ohio
1983 National Endowment of the Arts, Visual Artist Fellowship Grant
1983 Ohio Arts Council, Individual Artist Fellowship Grant
1988 Ohio Arts Council, Individual Artist Fellowhip Grant
1994 Ohio Arts Council, Individual Artist Fellowship Grant
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2009 Lowell Tolstedt: Recent Drawings Kenny Galleries, Columbus, Ohio
2008 The Calculus of Intricacy Fischbach Gallery, New York
1988 Zanesville Art Center, Zanesville, Ohio
1977 Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio
1974 The Ohio State University, Hopkins Hall Gallery
1972 The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Selected Group Exhibitions
2005 New Masters Drawings, Canton Museum of Art, Canton, Ohio
2003 Personal Visions I. Richard Ross Art Museum, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio
2002-2003 51st Mid-States Art Exhibition, Evansville Museum of Art, Evansville, Indiana
2001-2000 The Object Considered: Contemporary Still Life in Ohio, Illinois and Indiana Colubus College of Art and Design, March 2000; South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, Indiana.
1999 Faculty Exhibition, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, Ohio
1997 Faculty Exhibition, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, Ohio
1996 Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennslyvania
1995 Faculty Exhibition, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, Ohio
1994 Getting Real: 20th Century American Realism, South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, Indiana
1991 Ohio Drawings and Printmaking Invitational, Upper Arlington Cultural Arts Commision, Upper Arlington.
1987 Drawing: The New Tradition, Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, Alabama
1967-1987 Ohio Exposition Fine Arts Exhibition, Columbus, Ohio.
1984 Ohio Arts Council Fellowship Recipient, Ohio Council
1983 Graphite: A Collectors Choice, Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland
1982 Sixth Annual National Invitational Drawing Exhibition, Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas
1981 Wall Works 81, Columbus Art League, Battelle Institute, Columbus, Oho
1979 All Ohio 1979, The Canton Institute, Canton, Ohio
1977-1978 Drawings As Process, Akron Art Institute, Akron, Ohio
1977 Miami University National Print and Drawing Exhibition, Oxford, Ohio
1976 Ball State University National Drawing and Small Sculpture Exhibit, Muncie, Indiana
1974 Aspects of Realism, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona
1973 Drawing U.S.A., The Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, Minnesota
1971 The Columbus Museum, Columbus, Ohio
1969 47th Annual Akron Art Exhibit, Ohio
1967 11th North Dakota Annual Print and Drawing Exhibition, Fargo, North Dakota
1967 Cinncinnati Biennial, Cincinnati, Ohio
Selected Public Collections
Canton Museum of Art, Canton, Ohio.
Evansville Museum of Art, Evansville, Indiana.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois.
National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.
Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas.
Columbus Museum of Fine Arts, Columbus, Ohio.
Minnesota Museum of Fine Arts, St. Paul, Minnesota.
Battelle Institute, Columbus, Ohio.
Price-Waterhouse, Columbus, Ohio.
Zanesville Art Center, Zanesville, Ohio.
Columbus Metropolitan Library, Columbus, Ohio.
2009 Doherty, Stephen M., Drawing Contrasts Between Textures, Colors, and Lighting Effects, American Artist. March 2009, pp. 44-48, 7 Color Illus.
2007 Hall,Jacqueline "Exquisitely Precise", The Columbus Dispatch, Sunday, April 22, 2007, p. D4, color illus.
2006 The New York Sun, July 11, 2006, color illus.
2003 Columbus Dispatch, February 23, 2003.
2003 Dialog, January - February 2003.
1998 The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio, November 24
1996 Columbus Dispatch, November 10
1993 Columbus Dispatch, November 14
1993 Columbus Dispatch, April 15
1986 Columbus Dispatch, April 20
1983 The Washington Post, Washington, D.C., March 31
1982 100 American and European Drawings, Nathan Goldstein Prentice--Hall.
1981 The New York Times, Friday, June 26, 1981.
1980 "Drawing, A Contemporary Approach, Claudia Betti and Teel Sale, 1980", Hold, Rhinehart, Winston, pg. 13.
1979 Art in America, July - August, 1979.