Alphonse Lane (b. 1961)
is an artist and educator. His accomplishments include both a CFA (Certificate of Fine Arts) 1986 from PAFA where he studied both Painting and Printmaking and an MFA (Masters of Fine Arts) 2004 from PAFA where he focused on painting and creative pictorial space. He also has earned a BFA (Bachelors of Fine Arts) 1995 from The University of Pennsylvania where he learned the approach to mural painting and visual studies / Art History. His artistic vision was honed in Yellowstone / Grand Teton National Park in the late 1980’s. Then he returned to Philadelphia in 1991 to focus on the study of the Floral Genre as it is applied to Oil Paint. His awards include; The Charles Firth Award of Excellence from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Fellowship 1992. The Tri-State Artist Equity Award Celebrating the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Memorial Hall Philadelphia, PA 1993. Curator’s Choice at the Micro Museum 2010.
Alphonse has exhibited at The University of Pennsylvania Fox Art Gallery 2008. The Micro Museum Brooklyn, N.Y. 2009-2010. Art EXPO New York 2011, Fine Art Center of Hot Springs, Hot Springs, Arkansas 2013. His latest accomplishment was an award of a Grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Funded by The National Endowment for the Arts, given by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, 2018-2019. Alphonse paints in the tranquil solitude of his home and studio in Berwyn, Pa.