Clara Caffery Pancoast was a landscape, still life, and street scene painter, whose most sought after work were depictions of historic buildings around San Antonio and nearby missions and ruins of the Alamo. Although she was a prolific artist, completing over 500 oils, etchings and watercolors, she was a full-time journalist in the 1920s while she was raising a family.
She was born in Louisiana and grew up on a plantation. She took her basic education at the Home Institute in New Orleans, where she also too art training. About 1888, she moved to San Antonio, and there married William Test Pancoast in 1891.
While raising two daughters, she became a professional newspaper journalist, s
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