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- DescriptionAt Fair Park in Dallas, a sculpture of a Native American figure, bronze with gilded gold leaf, strains a bow before sending an arrow into flight. Tejas Warrior has welcomed thousands of visitors since the Texas Centennial Exposition opened in the 1930s. The iconic piece is instantly recognizable, yet few people kw about its creator: Allie Victoria Tennant, one of a table group of Texas artists who actively advanced regionalist art in the decades before World War II. Light Townsend Cummins follows Tennant's public career from the 1920s to the 1960s, both as an artist and as a culture-bearer, as she advanced cultural endeavors, including the arts. A true pathfinder, she helped to create and nurture art institutions that still exist today, most especially the Dallas Museum of Art, on whose board of trustees she sat for almost thirty years. Tennant also worked on behalf of other civic institutions, including the public schools, art academies, and the State Fair of Texas, where she helped create the Women's Building. Allie Victoria Tennant and the Visual Arts in Dallas sheds new light on an often overlooked artist.
- Author BiographyLight Townsend Cummins is the Guy M. Bryan Jr. Professor of American History at Austin College in Sherman, Texas, USA. He is the author or editor of a dozen books, including Emily Austin of Texas, 1795-1851. From 2009 to 2012, he served as the State Historian of Texas.
- Author(s)Light Townsend Cummins
- PublisherTexas A & M University Press
- Date of Publication30/09/2015
- SubjectIndividual Artists / Art Monographs
- Series TitleWomen in Texas History Series
- Place of PublicationCollege Station
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintTexas A & M University Press
- Content Note9 colour, 15 black & white photographs
- Weight525 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine23 mm
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