WARREE C. LEBRON: Addition to DAC Foundation Collection

We are excited to announce the inclusion of this large oil on canvas to the DAC FOUNDATION Permanent Collection, The painting is a gift from the Gossard Estate, Nashville, Tennessee, in memory of Sarah Dennis Gossard and Edgar Atherton Gossard. The painting was acquired by the Gossard family directly from Warree LeBron. They are related to Warree through her mother Sallie Boyd Carmichael.

Warree C. LeBron, Hatchet Creek, oil on canvas, 1965, 36 x 45 inches, WCL-2020.AW.0003
This scene of LeBron's beloved Hatchet Creek, located in Coosa County, Alabama, is located near the site of LeBron's private studio.

Warree C. LeBron, Dixie Art Colony at Nobles Ferry, 1941, WCL-2020.PH.0002

Warree, the Daughter of Sallie Boyd and Judge Malcolm Smith Carmichael of Cloverdale, was born in 1910 in Elba, Alabama. She later moved to Montgomery, where she studied art under Kelly Fitzpatrick. Warree continued her studies at Sullins College, Huntingdon College, the Art Students League, Columbia University and Ecole Americaine des Beaux Arts in Fontainebleau, France, from which she received a diploma. She exhibited with the Alabama Art League, the Georgia Art Association, the Southern States Art League, and the Birmingham Art Club. Warree is best known for her paintings of the people and places of rural Alabama and Georgia. In 1933, Warree and Kelly Fitzpatrick co-founded the Dixie Art Colony.

In November 1934, she married Adolphe LeBron and later gave birth to three children, Sarah (Sally), Archie, and Malcom. Her first child Sally, was often the subject of her paintings. In 1953, the family moved to Coosa County, where she later retired. After the demise of the Dixie Art Colony, she ran her own colony on the family property near Rockford, offering classes for a week during the summer well into the 1960s. During the 1950s Warree taught Art and French at Sylacauga High School. Warree passed away on March 2, 1998.

Dixie Art Colony Foundation, Wetumpka, Alabama

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