Fannie Lou Bennett Spelce is active/lives in Arkansas. Fannie Spelce is known for small town southern genre-folk art.
Biography Fannie Spelce
A painter of "delightful memories" of small town life of Dyer, Arkansas, Fannie Spelce was a professional nurse who worked in Houston from 1955 through 1959 with Dr. Michael DeBakey in his pioneering open-heart surgery. She retired from her forty-two year nursing career in 1972, and devoted herself to her talent and interest in fine-art painting.
In the summer of 1966, she took art lessons at Laguna Gloria Art Museum, but a teacher discouraged her by describing her work as "primitive". He suggested that she not take lessons but just work on her own.
By 1970, she had a relatively large body of work, and her son, Bennett, an advertising executive, took some of her paintings to New York City, where a representative of the Kenned
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