Dallas Branch
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In Remembrance

Leola Blanche Lane Moss died September 8, 2007, in Athens, Texas, at the age of 98. Leola, a nationally recognized award-winning painter, began painting in 1938. She studied under early Texas artist Vivian Aunspaugh for 10 years. She also studied with Jessie Davis, Ramon Froman and gave art demonstrations to the Frank Reaugh Art Club. Frank Reaugh and Vivian Aunspaugh are the pioneers in bringing professional art to Dallas during the early 1900′s and Leola played a key role in the Dallas art scene during her career, exhibiting at Joseph Sartor Galleries on several occasions, as well as her own gallery, 3020 McKinney.*

Her strong faith and love of nature shows in her works. Her painting media were mainly oil, watercolor, acrylic and pastel. A favorite teacher was master painter, Vivian Aunspaugh. Leola was a member of NLAPW, Dallas Branch from 1959 to 2007. She was past president of the Dallas Branch and a member of several other Dallas art organizations, including Charter Member of Associated Creative Artists. Listings include Who’s Who of American Women and Notable Women of Texas. Daughter, Carolyn Moss Frenzel, and granddaughter, Susan Moss Cooper, are Dallas Branch members.  Leola will be remembered for her talent and sweet, generous nature.

 

*Hamon Arts Library, Jerry Bywaters Special Collections, Southern Methodist University