Painter and graphic artist Alma Lucille Jeffries, known as Lucille Jeffries, was born in Louise, Texas, and grew up in Del Rio and Mission. She graduated, in 1931, from Mary Hardin-Baylor College, Belton, Texas, where she also worked as a teacher in 1934-1939, after two years teaching at San Marcos Baptist Academy, 1932-33.
She continued her studies during summers while teaching, receiving a Master of Arts degree from Columbia University, New York City. She also attended summer sessions at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. In 1939 Jeffries began teaching at Mt. Auburn School, Dallas, retiring in 1950. In the 1940s, she taught concurrently at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts School.
A member of the Texas Printmakers, Jeffries has work is in the collections of the Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin; La Retama Library, Corpus Christi; and Dallas Museum of Art. She died in Dallas.
Exhibitions that include Lucille Jeffries' work:
Dallas Museum of Fine Arts Elisabet Ney Museum, Austin Women Artists of Dallas County, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts Mary Hardin-Baylor College, Belton Annual Allied Arts Exhibition, Dallas Texas General Exhibition Texas-Oklahoma General Exhibition Texas Printmakers Circuit Exhibition Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio Southern States Art League Annual Exhibition Annual Texas Print Exhibition, Dallas Southwestern Annual Prints and Drawings Exhibition, Dallas Texas Printmakers Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, Dallas