Barbara Lucile Maples

Barbara Lucile Maples

Barbara Lucile Maples


Born in Temple, Maples gradated from Baylor College for Women, Belton (1933), and received a master of arts from Columbia University (1939). She frequently taught in a summer camp at Ute Park, New Mexico (1939-49), and studied at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (summers 1943-45). Maples taught art in the Dallas public schools (1937-64), in the art school of the Dallas Museum of Art (1940-54), and at her mountain cabin in Cripple Creek, Colorado during summers. Subsequently she was head of the department of art education at Southern Methodist University, Dallas (1965-78). Maples died in Dallas, and was buried in Temple.


Golden Jubilee Exposition, State Fair of Texas, Dallas (1938)

Women Artists of Dallas County, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts (1938)

Texas General Exhibition (1940-41, 1943, 1944 honorable mention, 1945-46)

Annual allied arts Exhibition, Dallas (1940-45 award each year, 1946, 1947, award 1948-49)

Texas-Oklahoma General Exhibition (1941)

Dallas Museum of Fine Arts (1941, 1944, and 1947 one-woman)

Texas Printmakers Circuit Exhibition (1942-45)

Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio (1942 one-woman)

Southern State Art League Annual Exhibition (1944)

Annual Texas Print Exhbition, Dallas (1944-45)

Southwestern Prints and Drawings Annual Exhibition, Dallas (1948-49, 1951, 1961)

Texas painting and Sculpture Annual Exbition (1950)

Texas Printmakers, 1940-1965, meadows Museum, Southern Methodist Univeristy, Dallas (1990)

Arlington Museum of Art (1999)

Elisabet Ney Museum (one-woman)

Laguna Gloria Museum (one-woman), Austin 

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