Allie Victoria Tennant and the Visual Arts in Dallas (Women by Light Townsend Cummins

By Light Townsend Cummins

Winner, 2016 Liz chippie Award for the examine within the heritage of girls, awarded on the Texas nation ancient organization Annual Meeting

At reasonable Park in Dallas, a sculpture of a local American determine, bronze with gilded gold leaf, traces a bow sooner than sending an arrow into flight. Tejas Warrior has welcomed hundreds of thousands of tourists because the Texas Centennial Exposition opened within the 1930s. The iconic piece is quickly recognizable, but few humans find out about its author: Allie Victoria Tennant, one among a awesome workforce of Texas artists who actively complex regionalist paintings within the many years ahead of international battle II.

mild Townsend Cummins follows Tennant’s public profession from the Nineteen Twenties to the 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 in particular 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 nation reasonable of Texas, the place she helped create the Women’s Building. Allie Victoria Tennant and the visible Arts in Dallas sheds new gentle on a frequently forgotten artist.

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