Jerry Bywaters And The Centennial Connection

Things to do
0 Love It
Save it
Jerry Bywaters And The Centennial Connection
More Less
Jerry Bywaters And The Centennial Connection says
Speaker: Sam Ratcliffe

Jerry Bywaters (1906-89), a native of Paris, Texas, filled a variety of key roles during his 60 years on the Dallas arts scene. An artist and graduate of SMU, Bywaters served as art critic of the Dallas Morning News during the 1930s. During these years, he was involved with the loosely-affiliated group of Dallas artists who became nationally known as the “Dallas Nine”; their work has since been characterized as “Lone Star Regionalism.” Bywaters subsequently served as director of the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts (now known as the Dallas Museum of Art) from 1943-63, bringing in a number of significant exhibitions, including some that today would be considered “blockbusters.” He also taught art and art history at SMU from 1937 to 1976; following his retirement, he began donating his papers to his alma mater, a process he continued until his death.
More Less

By: Dallas Historical Society

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/974745102596339
To improve this listing email: feedback@timeout.com