Prentice Colbert, Inc.


In 2012 Tim Prentice and his long time associate, David Colbert, formed Prentice Colbert, Inc. As partners they head a small crew of craftsmen that have worked together for between 20 and 30 years. David Colbert has worked closely with Tim Prentice for 30 years and now is involved in all aspects of the work, from design, to presentations, to contracting, to installation.


Tim Prentice


Tim Prentice, kinetic sculptor, received a Masters Degree in architecture from Yale in 1960 and founded the award-winning firm of Prentice and Chan in 1965.


Ten years later, he established a studio in Cornwall, Connecticut to design and fabricate kinetic sculpture. His corporate clients include American Express, Bank of America, Mobil, AT&T., and Hewlett-Packard. In the last few years he has completed installations in Japan, Korea, Northern Ireland, and Australia.


His work grows out of the tradition of Alexander Calder and George Rickey, but in a recent review the critic Grace Glueck stated that his work's 'gently assertive character is very much his own.' He shows with Maxwell Davidson in New York.




2014    Connecticut Governor’s Arts Award

2009    Transfield Kinetic Artist Prize, Sculpture by the Sea,

Bondi, Sydney, Australia

1993    Society of Connecticut Crafts,

Master Craftsman Award

1973    Certificate of Merit from NY State Association of

Architects and NYC Chapter of the A.I.A

            Residential Design Award NYC/A.I.A


Private Collections


Over one hundred private collectors


Residencies and Workshops


2004 Pratt Museum, Homer, AK

1993 Groton School, Groton, MA

1991 Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT




1995-1998 Member, Board of Trustees, Hartford Art School

1992-1995 Member, Board of Trustees, Saint-Gaudens Trust

1975-1980 Adjunct Professor of Design, Columbia University, NY, NY

1975-1989 Fellow, American Institute of Architects

1974-1976 President, Municipal Art Society, New York, NY

1973-1974 President, New York Chapter, A.I.A.

1968-1969 Member of MOMA Commission on Architecture and Design

1965-1975 Partner, Prentice & Chan Architects, New York, NY

1953-1960 Yale University, B.A., M. Arch