Clyde Connell1901-1998

Note
Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College
Location
Shreveport, LA

$10,000 toward the acquisition of eight works by the painter/sculptor for the museum’s permanent collection. Despite spending a large portion of her life in relative isolation and poverty near Lake Bistineau, Louisiana, Connell participated in both the Civil Rights Movement and the Women’s Movement and remained connected to the art world through annual trips to New York City. Her abstract paintings and sculptures reflect her deep connections to nature through the use of iconic shapes and colorful patterns.