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 Constance Forsyth  (1903 - 1987)

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Lived/Active: Texas/Indiana      Known for: landscape-sketch

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
The following information was submitted by Historian and Archivist Carl R. McQueary:

Born Indianapolis, Indiana August 18, 1903
Died Austin, Texas January 22, 1987
School 57, Shortridge High School,
Butler University – Bachelors Degree in Chemistry
John Herron Art Institute, Indianapolis – Diploma 1929 (Studied with William Forsyth, Clifton Wheeler and Myra Richards; her mentor and the main influence in her life artistically was her father William Forsyth)
Pennsylvania Academy of Art, Philadelphia – 1927-28 and 1930 (Studied with Henry McCarter, George Harding and Albert Laessle)
Broadmoor  Academy of Art, Colorado Springs – Summers 1932 and 1934 (Studied with Boardman Robinson and Ward Lockwood.)
Instructor and Professor of Art at the University of Texas at Austin 1940-1973 (first woman hired in the studio art department)
Retired Professor Emeritus 1973 (as of 1999 she was still the only woman retired with the title of Professor Emeritus from the studio art department at UT Austin)
Named Printmaker Emeritus by the Southern Graphics Council in 1985
Exhibition Highlights:
Numerous Regional, National and International Exhibitions throughout her working life
One Person Show at Laguna Gloria Art Museum Austin, Texas, 1946 and 1959
One Person Show at the Hoosier Salon Gallery Indianapolis, Indiana, 1956
Two Person Show at the Huntington Gallery UT Austin, January 1974
One Person Show at the Jack Blanton Museum UT Austin, Spring 1993
“Early and Late” a review of works of art by the Professors Emeriti of the Art Department of the University of Texas at Austin at St. Stephens School Austin, 1999
Women Printmakers Lone Star Style at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary Art Center Dallas, 2002
Modernist: Six from the University of Texas at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum, Austin, October thru December 2005
“Of This Vaste State” Women Artists of Texas, 1900-1960, The Women’s Museum Dallas,   November 2006 - January 2007
“Austin Art Seen Circa 1961” Austin Museum of Art Laguna Gloria, 2006 – 2007
Skirting the Issue: Stories of Indiana’s Historical Women Artists-Newton and Weiss
Who Was Who in American Art
Dictionary of Texas Artists, 1800-1945, Grauer and Grauer
Texas Painters, Sculptors and Graphic Artists-Powers
An Encyclopedia of Women Artists of the American West-Kovinick and Kovinick
A Grand Tradition: The Art & Artists of the Hoosier Salon 1925-1990-Newton & Weiss
The New Handbook of Texas, Volume 2, 1996

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Born in Indianapolis and died in Austin, Texas where she settled, Constance Forsyth studied at Butler University, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Broadmoor Academy.

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