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Lenn Neff earned his BFA in menswear design at Rhode Island School of Design in 1971. He was awarded a Textron Fellowship for post graduate research in Europe. Within a few years he became fascinated with and self taught in the art and techniques of leaded glass. After studying with world renowned architectural glass artist, Ludwig Schaffrath in 1980 he served as Herr Schaffrath's teaching assistant in 1981.
In Lenn's 30+ years of designing architectural glass art, he has produced hundreds of residential, commercial, liturgical and Public Art commissions. His work is included in many collections; the State of Florida, Hillsborough County, and the Cities of Dunedin and St. Petersburg (all in Florida), the St. Petersburg Times, Raymond James Financial, Wm. R. Hough & Co., AmSouth Bank, United Financial, the University of Florida and the University of South Florida, the US Geological Survey, All Childrens Hospital, Mease Hospitals and Brookside Hospice among them. Although Florida is home to most of his installations, his work can be found in places as distant as Fiji and Saudi Arabia.
He is the recipient of two ARF grants from the Pinellas County Arts Council and an Individual Artist Fellowship from the State of Florida.