Dixie Art Colony Foundation

Abstract Works from the Collection: Part One

In PART ONE of this four-part series, we will examine examples of a variety of abstract works from the Dixie Art Colony Foundation Permanent Collection. Examples of both SURREALISM and ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM are included. Under each work of art, we have indicated the movement that we think best describes the

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Doris Alexander Thompson’s Lithography Press

On February 3, 2021, we finished moving the remaining contents of Dixie Art Colony artist Doris Alexander Thompson's Magnolia Springs, Alabama studio to Wetumpka. This move included her studio easel, several wood furniture items, and her lithography press. Moving an 800-pound cast-iron press is no easy task. Lithography Press, The Fuchs

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Arthur Walter Stewart Acquisition

Due to our donors' generosity, we were able to make what is a VERY SIGNIFICANT purchase of this large oil landscape by Dixie Art Colony artist Arthur Walter Stewart dated 1940. The painting was acquired directly from Stewart by the grandmother of the person that sold us the painting. Opportunities

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Lucile Whitten Sharp Acquisition

Finding artwork and biographical information for the lesser-known Dixie Art Colonists is a task that takes significant research, time, and tenacity. When researching these artists, our most fruitful source has been the family of some of the more widely-known colonists. Lucile Whitten Sharp, Untitled: Fall Landscape, 1948, 20x24 inches; LWS-2021.AW.0001 After searching

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Richard Brough Acquisitions Part Two

Shown are TWO of THREE watercolor paintings by DAC artist Richard Burrell Brough, along with some of the Brough related ephemera recently added to the DAC Foundation collection. From our research, we know that Richard Burrell Brough was born in Salmon, Idaho. We also know that after studying at the Chouinard Art

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Richard Brough Acquisitions Part One

Shown is ONE of THREE watercolor paintings by DAC artist Richard Burrell Brough, along with some of the Brough related ephemera recently added to the DAC Foundation collection. Richard Burrell Brough was born on May 31, 1920, in Salmon, Idaho. Brough participated in the Dixie Art Colony in 1948, the

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Exploring the Doris Alexander Thompson Collection: Part Two

This large oil on canvas by Doris Alexander Thompson, dated 1956, was included in the large collection of Alexander Thompson's work recently donated to the DAC Foundation. Fortunately, unlike the other paintings, drawings, and stone lithographs this painting came to us nicely framed. DORIS ALEXANDER THOMPSON, Dazzle at Dusk, 1965, 30 x

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A Tribute to Veterans: Veterans Day 2020

On this day, we want to thank all veterans for their service and recognize some of the Dixie Art Colony artists that served in the United States military. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we canceled our 2020 Annual Veterans Day Exhibition. This year would have been our fourth annual exhibition held

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Eva Lyle Wilkinson Painting Donated To DAC Foundation

This oil on canvas portrait by Alabama artist Eva Lyle Wilkinson, dated 1947, was recently donated to the Dixie Art Colony Foundation. Eva Lyle Wilkinson, Unknown Portrait, 1947, 26 x 21 inches; ELW-2020.AW.0001 Wilkinson's name can be found repeatedly in the DAC Foundation Archives. However, the extent of her involvement in the Elmore

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Donnave Lindsey Painting Added To DAC Collection

Shown is a recent acquisition by Dixie Art Colony artist Donnave Brennan Lindsey. This large, colorful watercolor painting depicts a scene from Lindsey's trip to The Butchart Gardens located  in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia. Donnave Brennan Lindsey, The Butchart Gardens, 1995, 22 x 30 inches; DBL-2020.AW.0001 Lindsey was born on November 23, 1919 in Columbus,

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