Lane H. Kendig trained as an architect at the University of Michigan and worked for over 40 years as a city planner after receiving a Masters in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Mr. Kendig started his career in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, later serving as planning director for Lake County, Illinois. In 1983 he formed Lane Kendig, inc., a national planning consulting firm (now Kendig Keast Collaborative). He authored six books on planning and zoning and designed numerous developments, principally in Illinois. Lane retired in February, 2009.
As a child, Lane was exposed to wood-working in his father’s workshop; Robert Kendig’s sculptures would go on to be acquired by collectors and several museums. While serving in the U.S. Navy in Vietnam (1964-65), Lane began working in pencil, watercolor, and oil. At the beginning of his planning career, in 1969, he started wood sculpture. From 1969 to 2008, sculpture was a hobby; consequently, output was irregular given the demands of his professional career. Lane also produced occasional paintings and many water colors to illustrate planning concepts. Since retiring, he has devoted himself to sculpture. Until now, Mr. Kendig did not attempt to sell or display his work, primarily due to lack of time.
Lane’s pieces include both representational and abstract works.