Lightfoot, Mary

Mary Lightfoot

 (Am. 1889-1970)

Lightfoot was born in Ravenna and held a baccalaureate from College of Industrial Arts (now the Texas Woman’s University), Denton. She attendeed North Texas State Teacher College, Denton, and received a master of arts from Columbia University. She taught in the Dallas public schools until retirement, studying several summer in Europe and in Taos. Lightfoot died and was buried in the North Texas town of Paris where she had resided for the fifteen years preceding her death. (According to Social Security records, Lightfoot was born in 1889; her birth year was listed as 1888 on her death certificate). She exhibited at: Annual Allied Arts Exhibition, Dallas, 1928-29, 1937, 1941-42, 1944 and 1946; Texas Centennial Exposition, Dallas (1936, Women Artists of Dallas County, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, 1938; Texas General Exhibition (1941); Texas Printmakers Circuit Exhibition (1942-45, 1948); Annual Texas Print Exhibition, Dallas 1943, 1944 and purchase prize 1945; Southwestern Prints and Drawings Annual Exhibition, Dallas 1951; Texas Printmakers, 1940-65; Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 1990; Survey of Texas Artists 1890-1990; Longview Museum and Arts Center (1991); Women Artists of Texas 1850-1950; Panhandle Plains Historical Museum, Canyon (1993); Philadelphia Print Club Listed: Dictionary of Texas Painters, Sculptors and Graphic Artists, by: John and Deborah Powers