Coreen Mary Spellman ( American, 1905 - 1978 )
- c. 1936
Autobiographical details resonate within this landscape by Coreen Spellman, who used the bold lettering of highway signs to indicate where she lived and where she worked. The result is, in effect, a radical type of self-portrait.
Born in Forney, Texas, and raised in Dallas, Spellman studied at Columbia University, the University of Iowa, and the College of Industrial Arts (now Texas Woman's University) in Denton, where she taught for nearly fifty years.
Wiliam Keyse Rudolph, Label text, 2005
Southern Methodist University's Digital Collection
View a large collection of Spellman's works digitally in a local university collection (organized by Southern Methodist University's Central University Libraries Digital Collections).
Spellman Museum of Forney History
Learn more about the Spellman family and their hometown of Forney, Texas.