Maudee Carron Papers
Maudee Carron was a Texas painter, sculptor, printmaker and set designer. Although Carron was born in Louisiana, she moved to Port Arthur, Texas, as a young girl, sometime before 1925. Between 1934 and 1935, she took art lessons there from Ola McNeill Davidson. In New Orleans, she studied with Carmen Sarre, and in Beaumont, Texas, she was a student of James McMurray at Lamar University.
In 1990, she served as guest curator in Beaumont for the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, and created the billboard design for the opening of that museum. She exhibited her work at several local and regional venues including the Annual Southeast Texas Artists Exhibitions (1937, 1939) and Annual Houston Artists Exhibition (1936-1939). She had one-woman exhibitions at the Little Gallery (1940, 1945, 1985) and the Gresham Gallery in New Orleans in 1938. Other Texas venues include Corpus Christi, Beaumont, Austin, Houston and Port Arthur. Outside of Texas, Carron exhibited in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Roswell, New Mexico; Mobile, Alabama and Berlin, Germany.
She was a member of the Texas Fine Arts Association, Port Arthur Art Association, Texas Professional Sculptors Association and the Texas Watercolor Society.
The Dishman Art Museum is proud to be the repository of the bulk of her personal and professional papers, spanning her entire career. Her papers are the perfect compliment to the large number of Maudee Carron works in the Dishman Art Museum permanent collection. Papers are available for research purposes with an appointment.