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.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Allie Tennant at the Southland Paper Mill
In 1938 Tennant made a bas-relief plaque for the main offices of the Southland Paper Mill in Lufkin Texas. It memorialized the contributions of Francis P. Garvin and Charles Holmes Herty, two scientists who invented the process to make paper from pine pulp. This mill was the first to use this process. This plaque is today in the collection of the Texas Forestry Museum in Lufkin.
Tennant poses with the paper mill plaque in her Dallas studio