BUDELIS--Richard, artist and Associate Professor of Fine Arts at Pratt Institute. His sculpture appeared in many group exhibits, the Boston Elements Show in 1971, outdoor installations at Ward's Island, as well as Pratt faculty fine arts shows. He was a founder, with John Pai, of the Sculpture Department at Pratt and developed courses in sculpture using plastic materials. He taught a wide variety of undergraduate drawing and sculpture, and tech classes, as well as an art and technology class at NYU on a grant from the Howard Weiss Foundation. He served as Chair 1973-1980 of undergraduate sculpture, ceramics and jewelry, and as Head of undergraduate sculpture 1990-97, and administered the Cantor Foundation grant for Master Class in Sculpture 1994-97. He is survived by his sisters Julia Budelis and Lillian Thiede, his daughter Natalie, from his previous marriage to Maxine DeSeta, and Constance Williams Budelis, his wife of 43 years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Department of Fine Arts - Sculpture, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY 11205.
Published in The New York Times on July 12, 2013