Alan Lazarus

Alan Lazarus has been a designer craftsman of architectural interiors, and distinctive furniture for over four decades. Known for a masterful synthesis of traditional and contemporary form his innovative design has received numerous awards and critical approval. His work has been exhibited at venues such as Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina, the Chrysler Museum Norfolk, Virginia, The Museum of American Crafts, New York, New York.

He was born in Rochester New York and earned a BFA from the School for American Craftsman at the Rochester Institute of Technology and an MFA in Design in 1967. He joined the faculty of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond Virginia and established the department of woodworking and furniture design in 1967. In 1973 he moved his studio from Richmond, Virginia to New Jersey when William Paterson University asked him to join the art faculty in the area of sculpture and three- dimensional design. While a faculty member at William Paterson he has maintained his studio as a designer craftsman and also served as Chairman of the Department of Art and Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Communication.