Former Fine Arts Dean Tolstedt remembered for his work

Fine Arts,Former Fine Arts Dean Lowell Tolstedt standing over student in classroom

Lowell Tolstedt, former CCAD Fine Arts Dean, functions as “a one-man art history lesson. His art has a clean, contemporary flair. Yet he shows the same commitment to realism as a Renaissance artist,” said ARTe, an educational blog about art history and museums. The post went on to say that Tolstedt (for whom CCAD’s Lowell Toldstedt Scholarship and the Lowell Tolstedt Prize are dedicated), “is not an old fuddy-duddy artist warring against the tides of modernism. This is a man with an unquestionable dedication to craftsmanship. One whose simplicity of vision fits neatly with avant-garde trends,”