Artists & Designers

Texas Printmakers

In 1940, eight women formed the Printmakers Guild when one of them, Bertha Landers, was denied entry to the Lone Star Printmakers, an all-male organization. Beginning in 1941 the club held annual exhibitions to showcase their art and offer it for sale. The exhibitions, which were held in Texas and across the United States, granted significant exposure to the group and fostered the success of its members. Renamed the Texas Printmakers in 1952, the organization included numerous artists who became professional artists and taught art in schools and universities. Other than the original eight founding members, the Texas Printmakers welcomed twenty-three additional female artists. In 1961, two male artists, James Scott Darr and Paul Rogers Harris, were invited to join the group. Another nineteen women either had been members for a brief period or had exhibited their work in the club’s annual exhibitions. The Texas Printmakers remained active until 1965.

Founding Members

Lura Ann Taylor Hedrick (Mrs. Loren Hedrick)

Lucile Land Lacy (Mrs. Floyd Lacy)

Stella LaMond

Bertha Landers

Mary Lightfoot

Verda Ligon

Blanche McVeigh

Coreen Mary Spellman

Active Members

Evelyn Lucile Beard

Frances Jane Bishop

Mary Katharine Bradford (Mrs. Ben Wiley Bradford)

Edith Mae Brisac

Grace A. Crockett

Lia Cuilty

Mary Cranfill Curtis (Mrs. William Matsen Curtis)

James Scott Darr

Lorene David

Marie Delleney

Mary Frances Doyle

Constance Forsyth

Ann Cushing Gantz (Mrs. Everett E. Gantz, Jr.)

Paul Rogers Harris

Veronica Helfensteller (Mrs. Haakon Ogle Helfensteller)

Bess Bigham Hubbard (Mrs. Chester A. Hubbard)

Lucille Jeffries

Barbara Lucile Maples

Florence Elliott White McClung (Mrs. Rufus A. McClung)

Hazel Fulton McGraw (Mrs. J. R. McGraw)

Emily Rutland

Janet E. Turner

Elizabeth Harter Walmsley (Mrs. Donald Walmsley)

Camille Cameron Wunsch (Mrs. Raymond Wunsch)

Participants

Bettie Boulet

Jessie Collins (Mrs. John B. Collins)

Richard C. Coones

Andrew (Drew) DeShong, Jr.

Mike Ferguson

Lorita Giles

Janice Hamm

Dorothy J. Krueger

Della Landers

Helen Owens

Daga Ramsey (Mrs. Jack Ramsey)

Enna Faye Rogers

Bill Stegall

Eloise Yantis Stoker

James Stoker

Ruth Tears

Jean Cullum Turner (Mrs. Gene Turner)

Vera Wise

Excerpt from

Alexandra Wellington, DMA unpublished material.