Lowell Collins

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Lowell  Collins Ant Hill
Ant Hill, no date
serigraph
19 x 11 in
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Lowell  Collins Ant Hill
Ant Hill, nd
woodblock print
18.5 x 10.5 in
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Lowell  Collins Christmas Tree
Christmas Tree, no date
woodblock print
4.5 x 6 in
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Lowell  Collins Gray Quarry II
Gray Quarry II, c.1959
mixed media
12 x 18 in
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Lowell  Collins Untitled (Victoria)
Untitled (Victoria), nd
woodblock print
8.5 x 13 in
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Lowell  Collins Untitled (building corner)
Untitled (building corner), nd
woodblock print
12 x 6 in
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Lowell  Collins Untitled (buildings_ view from above)
Untitled (buildings, view from above), nd
woodblock print
7 x 8.5 in
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Lowell  Collins Untitled (ship)
Untitled (ship), nd
woodblock print
4.5 x 10 in
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Lowell  Collins Untitled (town square)
Untitled (town square), nd
woodblock print
5 x 9.5 in
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Lowell  Collins

Lowell Collins

Lowell Collins Description

LOWELL Daunt COLLINS (1924–2003)

Born in San Antonio, Texas, Lowell Collins was raised in Houston and took classes at the Museum School (now Glassell School). While in the U.S. Air Force, he was stationed in Colorado Springs where he studied under Otis Dozier at the Colorado School of Arts and Design (now Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center). He was studying at the Art Students League in New York when he accepted a position as an instructor at the Glassell School, eventually retiring as its dean.

After retiring, Collins opened a private school and art gallery and, as his intense interest and expertise in the ancient art of Mezzo-America grew, his name and gallery became associated with pre-Columbian and tribal art. He occasionally turned his gallery over to selected contemporary artists with the assistance of his son and business partner, artist Michael Roque Collins.

Selected Biographical and Career Highlights

  • 1924 Born in San Antonio, Texas
  • U.S. Air Force
  • Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Art Students League, New York, New York
  • Academie de la Grande Chaumiere, Paris, France
  • BFA and MLA, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
  • 1946–57 Instructor, Glassell School of Art, Houston, Texas
  • 1957–66 Dean, Glassell School of Art, Houston, Texas

·       Illustrated books by: George Fuerman (1951, 1962); Earl Fornell (1964, 1976)

  • George Fuerman: Houston, Land of the Big Rich (1951) and Houston, The Feast Years (1962)
  • Earl Fornell: The Unhappy Medium (1964) and The Galveston Era (1976)
  • Honorary Curator, Ethnic Art, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston, Texas
  • 2003 Died in Houston, Texas

Prizes, Awards

·       Houston Annual: Purchase Prize 1952, 1957, 1958; Cash Prize 1947, 1953, 1954, 1958; Honorable Mention 1949

  • 1947 Cash Prize, Illamcahaad, oil
  • 1949 Honorable Mention Bird, encaustic
  • 1952 Purchase Prize, Registration, encaustic
  • 1953 Cash Prize, Black Angus in a Rice Field, encaustic
  • 1954 Cash Prize, I.N.T., 2, encaustic
  • 1957 Purchase Prize, Orvieto, encaustic
  • 1958 Cash Prize, Design Grey, encaustic
  • 1959 Honorable Mention, Brown Cow, encaustic

·       Other Exhibitions: Purchase Prize 1960 Southwestern Prints and Drawings, 1962 Texas Annual; Prize 1949 TFAA, 1956 Feldman, 1957 Houston Post Easter Contest

  • 1949 First Prize, Texas Fine Arts Association
  • 1956 Second Prize, DD Feldman Competition
  • 1957 Cash Prize, Inri, woodcut, Houston Post Easter Exhibition
  • 1960 Purchase Prize, Vatican, woodcut, Southwestern Prints and Drawings
  • 1962 Purchase Prize, Design Gray, encaustic, Texas Annual

Selected Exhibitions

·       1946 21st Annual Exhibition of Works by Houston Artists, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

·       1947 22nd Annual Exhibition of Works by Houston Artists, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas (cash prize)

·       1947 6th Annual Texas Print Exhibition, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

·       1947 9th Texas General Exhibition 1947–1948, circulated:    Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas

·       1948 23rd Annual Exhibition of Works by Houston Artists, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

·       1948 10th Texas General Exhibition 1948–1949, circulated: Witte Museum, San Antonio; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

·       1948, 1949, 1957 Texas Fine Arts Association, Austin, Texas (1st prize 1949)

·       1949 2nd Southwestern Exhibition of Prints and Drawings, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

·       1949 11th Annual Texas Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture 1949–1950, circulated: Witte Museum, San Antonio; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

·       1949 24th Annual Exhibition of Works by Houston Artists, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas (honorable mention)

·       1950 12th Annual Exhibition of Texas Painting and Sculpture, 1950–1951, circulated: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Witte Museum, San Antonio; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

·       1950 25th Annual Exhibition of Works by Houston Artists, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

·       1951 Houston Post Easter Art Contest, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

·       1951 26th Annual Exhibition of Works by Houston Artists, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

·       1951 13th Annual Exhibition of Texas Painting and Sculpture 1951–1952, circulated: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas

·       1952 Paintings and Drawings by Lowell Collins, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

·       1952 Downtown Gallery, New York, New York

·       1952 27th Annual Exhibition of Works by Houston Artists, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas (purchase prize)

·       1952 Texas Contemporary Artists, M. Knoedler & Company, New York, New York; Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, Texas (catalogue)

·       1953 28th Annual Exhibition of Works by Houston Artists, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas (cash prize)

·       1954 29th Annual Exhibition of Works by Houston Artists, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas (cash prize)

·       1955 30th Annual Exhibition of Works by Houston Artists, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

·       1955 31st Annual Exhibition of Houston Artists, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

·       1956 Gulf-Caribbean Art Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, traveled to: Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica; Carnegie Institute, Pittsburg; Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado (catalogue)

·       1956, 1959 National Watercolor Society Exhibition, Jackson, Mississippi

·       1957 32nd Annual Houston Artists Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas (purchase prize)

·       1957 Survey of Painting in Texas, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas, circulated by American Federation of Arts (catalogue)

·       1957 7th Annual Houston Post Easter Art Exhibit, Houston Art League Building, Houston, Texas (cash prize)

·       1957 Texas Watercolor Society 8th Annual Exhibition, Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas

·       1957 7th Southwestern Exhibition of Prints and Drawings, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

·       1958 33rd Annual Houston Artists Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas (cash prize)

·       1958 Texas Oil ’58, A Salute to the Oil Industry of the State by Texas Painters, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, traveled to: Bank of the Southwest, Houston; Dallas Public Library, Dallas; Republic National Bank of Dallas, Texas (catalogue)

·       1958 Provincetown Art Festival, Provincetown, Rhode Island

·       1958 Solo, Cushman Gallery, Houston, Texas

·       1959 Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado

·       1959 34th Annual Houston Artists Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas (honorable mention)

·       1959 Made in Texas by Texans, Dallas Museum of Contemporary Art, Sheraton-Dallas Hotel, Dallas, Texas (catalogue)

·       1959, 1960 New Orleans Art Association, Delgado Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana

·       1960 10th Southwestern Exhibition: Prints and Drawings, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas (purchase prize)

·       1960 35th Annual Houston Artists Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

·       1962 24th Annual Texas Painting and Sculpture Exhibition 1962–1963, circulated: Witte Museum, San Antonio; Centennial Art Museum, Corpus Christi; Beaumont Art Museum, Beaumont; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas (purchase prize)

·       1962–63 Museum School Faculty Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

·       1963 25th Annual Texas Painting and Sculpture Exhibition 1963–1964, circulated: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Centennial Art Museum, Corpus Christi; Beaumont Art Museum, Beaumont; El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso;             Witte Museum, San Antonio; University of Texas at Austin, Texas

·       1964 Texas Pavilion, World’s Fair, New York, New York

·       1965 14th Annual Exhibit, Beaumont Art Museum, Beaumont, Texas

·       1968 The Sphere of Art in Texas, Texas Pavilion, Hemisfair ’68, San Antonio, Texas

·       2006 Houston Art in Houston Collections: Works from 1900 to 1965, Heritage Society Museum, Houston, Texas

·       2008 Founders of Houston Art: Thirty Artists Who Led the Way, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·       2009 A Texas Sampler: Vintage Paintings by Thirty Texas Artists, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·       2010 Third Anniversary Show: A Tribute to Houston Artists, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·       2011 Lone Star Modernism: A Celebration of Mid-Century Texas Art, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·       2013 Rhythms of Modernism, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas

·       2014 A New Visual Vocabulary: Developments in Texas Modernism 1935-1965, One Allen Center, Lobby Gallery, Houston, Texas

·       2015 Bayou City Chic: Progressive Streams of Modern Art in Houston, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas (catalogue)

Selected Public Collections

·       Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

·       Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas 

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