Dixie Art Colony Foundation

Explore the DAC Foundation Collection

EXPLORE THE DAC FOUNDATION COLLECTION and view more than 100 WORKS from the collection using our new online database. The DAC FOUNDATION COLLECTION consists of more than 700 works of art. The focus of the collection is work by Southern artists associated with the historic Dixie Art Colony and other

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Fourth Richard Brough Painting Acquired

The DAC Foundation is pleased to announce another painting by Dixie Art Colony artist Richard Brough has been added to the collection. The painting is unique for several reasons. This Alabama landscape was commissioned by the Ford Motor Company for inclusion in the July 1963 edition of their magazine "Ford

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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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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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DID YOU KNOW Kelly Fitzpatrick was an Aspiring Writer?

Most are not aware that KELLY FITZPATRICK was an ASPIRING WRITER that studied journalism at the UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA before beginning his art education. Barbara Binford Davis, Kelly Fitzpatrick, 2018, oil on paper The DAC Foundation is fortunate to have numerous examples of Fitzpatrick's musing and writings in the DAC Foundation

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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

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RICHARD BLAUVELT COE: Addition to DAC Foundation Collection

This recent acquisition is a large oil on canvas by Richard B. Coe. It was acquired from an art dealer in upstate New York, where Coe lived for many years after moving from Alabama. The foundation currently has three paintings and numerous sketches by Coe in its collection. Coe participated

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