This blog deals with life of Allie Tennant as presented in the book "Allie Victoria Tennant and the Visual Arts in Dallas" published in 2015 by the Texas A&M University Press. Tennant was a Dallas sculptor who lived from 1892 until 1971. She was an accomplished artist who belonged to the Regionalist school of artistic expression. Tennant was also active as a promoter of the visual arts in the city. This volume is the first biography ever written about her.
Allie Tennant fell ill during the spring of 1971. She stayed at her home on
Live Oak Street during much of her final illness across the summer and autumn
months of that year, but eventually went to the hospital for better treatment.
Allie Victoria Tennant passed away on December 19, 1971. Sadly, she died largely forgotten by the
public and press which had closely chronicled her sculpting career during
earlier decades. The Dallas Morning News, for example, carried only a
short, single paragraph notice of her death that made no mention of her
artistic career or other accomplishments. Like her parents and brothers, she
too was laid to rest in the family plot at the Oakland Cemetery, surrounded by many
business and social leaders from the Dallas elite who she had known across the
course of her life.