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.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Allie Tennant Loved Cars
Allie Tennant at the wheel of the 1934 Bentley Drop Head Coupe, circa 1965
At various times in the 1950s and 1960s, Allie’s nephew Herbert
Tennant, Jr. lived with her at her home on Live
Oak Street in Dallas. He enjoyed restoring classic Rolls
Royce and Bentley automobiles as a pastime, so the driveway was sometimes
clogged with auto parts and equipment. Allie enjoyed driving these distinctive
cars around Dallas,
especially a rare 1934 Bentley drop-head coupé that proved a special favorite
of hers. For everyday use, however, she was also accustomed to owning a late
model Cadillac sedan she traded every few years for a new one at the Lone Star Motors
on Ross Avenue.