EXPLORE THE DAC FOUNDATION COLLECTION and view 150 WORKS OF ART from the collection using our online database. Recently 50 new entries were added to the artwork database, each with an artist biography and in many cases, a photograph of the artist. Currently, a total of 42 artist's biographies are included.
Richard Burrell Brough, 1920-1996 | Jamaica, 1989, watercolor on paper, 14 x 21.5 inches | RBB-2021.AW.0004 | Dixie Art Colony Collection | Biography
The DAC FOUNDATION COLLECTION consists of well over 700 works of art. The focus of the collection is work by Southern artists associated with the historic Dixie Art Colony and other closely related organizations such as the Alabama Art League and the Watercolor Society of Alabama. The Foundation holds the most extensive collection of DAC-related artwork and ephemera known to be held in any other institution or private collection. Shown are a few of the many WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS included in the collection.
Norma LaMae Forbes, 1919-2018 | Rockport Fishing Shack, 1957, watercolor on paper, 10.25 x 14.25 inches; NLF-2019.AW.0001 | Dixie Art Colony Collection | Biography
The collection also includes a limited number of works from a movement referred to as the Cleveland School, other American and European artists, and Decorative Arts. The online database of artwork is organized according to the artist's name and category. Where possible, photographs of the artists and biographical sketches are included. Using tag links, the collection can be sorted by artist and by category.
Susie Powers Tompkins, 1906-2004 | Lightning Storm, n.d., watercolor on paper, 13.t5 x 20.5 inches; SPT-2021.AW.0002 | Southern Artists Collection | Biography
Carl William Broemel, 1891-1984 | Autumn Landscape, n.d., watercolor on paper, 14.75 x 21.5 inches; CWB-2014.AW.0001 | Cleveland School Collection | Biography
Carl William Verburgt, 1906-1981 | Winter Landscape, n.d., watercolor on paper, 15.5 x 21 inches; CWV-2018.AW.0001 | American Collection | Biography
THE COLLECTION DATABASE IS A WORK IN PROGRESS. By the close of 2021, we hope to have approximately 50 percent of the collection entered into the database and viewable online. To view 150 WORKS currently in the database follow this QUICK LINK: EXPLORE THE COLLECTION
Dixie Art Colony Foundation, Wetumpka, Alabama