Donnave Brennan Lindsey: 1919 – 2012

Commercial Artist and a Founder of SAC’s Gallery

Donnave Lindsey was born on November 23, 1919 in Columbus, GA. She attended the University of Alabama and graduated from Auburn University, where she studied under Frank Applebee. From Applebee she learned about the colony, where she made life-long friends. Two years later she relocated to New York City and studied at the Art Students League with Reginald Marsh and Renè Bouchè.

After working for many years in advertising for the W. T. Grant department store in New York City and the May Company in Los Angeles, she returned to Montgomery in 1974 with her husband to retire and became a founder and managing director of SAC’s (Society of Arts and Crafts) Gallery in Montgomery.  She passed away on August 12, 2012.

  • Born: Columbus, GA on November 23, 1919; Death: Montgomery, AL on August 12, 2012
  • Best Known For: Regionalism or American Scene Painting and Still-Life
  • Methods: Easel and Plein Air Painting, Watercolors
  • Secondary Education: Univeristy of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL;  Auburn University, Auburn, AL;  Students Art League, New York City, NY
  • Books: None discovered at this time.
  • Periodicals: None discovered at this time.
  • Museums: Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn, AL; Dixie Art Colony Foundation, Wetumpka, AL
  • Archived Files: All archived files are password protected and available upon written request. The archive includes original documents about Lindsay, photographs and examples of her artwork. Access Donnave Brennan Lindsay Files (We are in the process of digitizing our archives. Additional content will be added on a regular basis as it becomes available.)

Examples of Her Work

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