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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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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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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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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 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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