Richard Pumphrey, MFA

Professor of Design and Sculpture


Richard Pumphrey, professor of art (tenured) at Lynchburg College in Virginia, has been a member of the College’s faculty since 1981. Prof. Pumphrey earned his BA degree in art from Lynchburg College and his MFA degree in sculpture from the University of Georgia. At the College, Prof. Pumphrey has served as chair of the Art Department and now primarily teaches classes in sculpture and design.

Elements of Art-Prentice-Hall, publishers-authored by Prof. Pumphrey, is a design text for college students that reflects his insights into the universal principles of 2- and 3-dimensional design.

As an artist, Prof. Pumphrey creates various types of sculpture, including portrait busts, woodcarvings, and pieces in a variety of media. The majority of his work is by commission and his sculptures have won awards in nationally juried exhibitions. Most recently, Prof. Pumphrey was been commissioned by the National D-Day Memorial to sculpt busts of the seven allied leaders of WWII.

Prof. Pumphrey leads critique sessions for academic and other art groups, and speaks at conferences and other venues.