Jerry Bywaters1906-1989

Note
Meadows School of the Arts/ Central University Libraries - Southern Methodist University
Location
Dallas, TX

$7,500 to conserve, photograph and frame seven mural study panels by the artist, organized by curators Ellen Buie Niewyk and Sam Ratcliffe of the Bywaters Special Collections at SMU’s Hamon Arts Library. Considered a master painter of 1930s regionalism, Bywaters received many commissions for public space murals and from 1943 taught at SMU while directing the Dallas Museum of Art. Bywater’s portraits and landscapes poignantly describe the lives of southwest rural workers with underlying wit and compassion.