Light Townsend Cummins's Allie Victoria Tennant and the Visual Arts in Dallas (Women PDF

By Light Townsend Cummins

ISBN-10: 1623493285

ISBN-13: 9781623493288

Winner, 2016 Liz chippie Award for the examine within the background of girls, provided on the Texas country historic organization Annual Meeting

At reasonable Park in Dallas, a sculpture of a local American determine, bronze with gilded gold leaf, traces a bow prior to sending an arrow into flight. Tejas Warrior has welcomed millions of holiday makers because the Texas Centennial Exposition opened within the 1930s. The iconic piece is readily recognizable, but few humans find out about its writer: Allie Victoria Tennant, one in all a outstanding workforce of Texas artists who actively complex regionalist artwork within the a long time earlier than global battle II.

gentle Townsend Cummins follows Tennant’s public occupation from the Nineteen Twenties to the Nineteen Sixties, either as an artist and as a culture-bearer, as she complex cultural endeavors, together with the humanities. a real pathfinder, she helped to create and nurture artwork associations that also exist at the present time, so much specially the Dallas Museum of paintings, on whose board of trustees she sat for nearly thirty years. Tennant additionally labored on behalf of different civic associations, together with the general public colleges, paintings academies, and the kingdom reasonable of Texas, the place she helped create the Women’s Building. Allie Victoria Tennant and the visible Arts in Dallas sheds new mild on a frequently disregarded artist.

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