Lura Ann Taylor

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Lura Ann Taylor
Lura Ann Taylor (sometimes Lura Ann Hedrick Taylor or Lura Ann Taylor Hedrick) (1906–1990) was an American printmaker. A native of Smithville, Missouri, Taylor studied at Southern Methodist University and Texas Woman's University. A member of various art organizations in Dallas,[1] in 1939 she was one of eight women who founded the Printmakers Guild, later called Texas Printmakers, to challenge the male-dominated Lone Star Printmakers; the others were Lucile Land Lacy, Bertha Landers, Stella LaMond, Mary Lightfoot, Verda Ligon, Blanche McVeigh, and Coreen May Spellman.[2] She exhibited widely in Texas, and died in Dallas.[1] Taylor's wood engraving Three Old Hens of c. 1947 is owned by the National Gallery of Art,[3] where they are part of the donation made to the museum by Reba and Dave Williams of the Print Research Foundation in 2009.[4] Taylor was the co-author of The Development of Pottery, published by Texas State University for Women in 1937, and illustrated a handful of histories of Texas written by Bertha Mae Cox and published in the 1940s.[5]
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