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, September 30, 2015
Tennant's Sculpture of the black cat "Pretty Boy Floyd"
Allie Tennant had a great sense of humor. In the 1930s she adopted a stray cat that appeared at her Dallas home. She named it in honor of the then well-known gangster Pretty Boy Floyd. Allie grew close to the cat and sculpted it in Belgium marble.
Kurt Noell and Light Cummins pose with Allie Tennant's "Pretty Boy Floyd"