Dixie Art Colony Foundation

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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The Elusive Mr. Richard B. Coe: Part Two

—by Mark Harris, Founder & Director of the DAC Foundation In this post, the second in a series centered around Dixie Art Colony participant Richard Blauvelt Coe we will take a look at some of Coe's illustrations. In 1968, a children's book titled "Sam A Goat" was published by Astor-Honor,

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Dixie Art Colony Foundation

The Elusive Mr. Richard B. Coe: Part One

—by Mark Harris, Founder & Director of the DAC Foundation This post is the first in a series centered around Dixie Art Colony participant Richard Blauvelt Coe. He was born on February 27, 1904, in Selma, Alabama. Coe lost his mother on July 10, 1910, at the tender age of

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Dixie Art Colony Foundation

Our Most Prized Donations are Unsolicited Donations

—by Mark Harris, Founder & Director of the DAC FoundationFrom day one a large part of the vision for the Dixie Art Colony Foundation was to produce ONGOING, QUALITY, FRESH, and ORIGINAL CONTENT that would inspire our followers to want to invest in our future and yearn for more. Someone recently asked me,

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Reconstructing and preserving the past, one piece at a time.

—by Mark Harris, Founder & Director of the DAC Foundation Sometimes reconstructing the past can be like constructing a jigsaw puzzle. As the Dixie Art Colony Foundation’s digital and paper archives continue to grow by leaps and bounds, we remain resolute in our quest to preserve this important part of our history. This

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Happy Birthday Norma LaMae Forbes

—by Mark Harris, Founder & Director of the DAC FoundationNorma LaMae Forbes was born on March 4, 1919 in Birmingham, Alabama to Edythe LaMae Nixon Forbes and Robert Forbes. In the 1930s she studied art and fashion design at Parsons School of Design in New York City. In the 1940s she studied with

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Frank Applebee, Dixie Art Colony

Success Is Not Obtained Overnight

—by Mark Harris, Founder & Director of the DAC Foundation While preparing the introduction for our September 19, 2018, DAC Foundation “Lunch & Learn” program featuring “Dixie Art Colony: A New Generation” artist Barbara Binford Davis, I made a decision to include some information about some of the latest gifts presented to the

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Dixie Art Colony

“DIXIE DOODLES: The Lighter Side”

The colonists were well known for their casual laid back style and fun-loving sprit. Therefore, it is not surprising that numerous cartoons and caricatures were created by the artists while they were at the colony. We call this collection of sketches, screen prints and painted ceiling panels "Dixie Doodles." In the photograph below Kelly

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Goldthwaite Etching Added to Collection

ANNE with MAJOR and MINI, Anne W.  Goldthwaite, drypoint etching, 10"x8", 1918. This self-portrait was recently added to the Dixie Art Colony Collection. Goldthwaite studied etching with Charles Mielatz at the National Academy of Design in New York City. Goldthwaite, a Montgomery, AL native, is known to have attended the Dixie Art Colony in 1934, 1940 and 1941 as

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Wolfe Paintings Added to the Collection

Karl Wolfe Watercolor Landscapes Added to the Collection: Two large southern landscapes by colony artist Karl Ferdinand Wolfe have been added to the Dixie Art Colony collection.  Wolfe was proficient in both watercolors and oils. He became best known for his oil portraits. By his own estimation, Wolfe painted more than 800

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