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EUGENIA NOWLIN (Am. 1908-2003)

Eugenia Nowlin was born in San Luis Potosi Mexico to missionary parents. Nowlin was raised in Oklahoma and Texas and received her BA in Fine Arts from SMU in Dallas in 1929 and a Masters of Arts in 1939 at Texas State College for Women. In the 20s and 30s she taught art in Baytown Texas and Dallas Texas, and had a career exhibiting and selling her own art.

She Exhibited at the Dallas Allied Art Exhibit in 1935 (award), 1937, and 1938. She Exhibited at the First Texas General Exhibition held at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts in 1940, and at the annual All-Texas Exhibit in 1950.

In post-war Europe, she became the National Director of the U.S. Army Arts and Crafts program, a position she held through the Vietnam War era.

In later life she taught Art Education Methods at Georgetown University. She was a Kiva Fellow, and was on the Council of MOMA-Sponsored "Committee on Art & Education" in 1956.

She died in Alexandria, Virginia at the age of 95 in 2003.

Nowlin is listed in P. & M. Grauer's Dictionary of Texas Artists; in Mallett's Index of Artists; on AskArt.com; and in Davenport's Art Reference & Price Index. Her work is in the Collection of William & Mary College.

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