Elsie Motz Lowdon

Elsie Motz Lowdon (1883 - 1960) was an American painter of portrait miniatures.

Born in Waco, Texas, Lowden spent her puberty there, studying when Eleanor T. Wragg at Baylor University, before heartwarming to New York City, where she undertook new lessons subsequent to Lucia Fairchild Fuller and Elsie Dodge Pattee. Her works were exhibited in that city, in Atlanta, and in Washington, D.C. as without difficulty as in her native state, where she was included in the Texas Centennial Exposition of 1936; she also showed her feign at a variety of new venues, presenting a portrait at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915. Known particularly for portraiture, she depicted members of such prominent Houston families as the Blaffers and Hobbys, as skillfully as noted novelist Ellen Glasgow. Lowdon moreover produced a variety of interior and genre scenes. She died in Fort Worth, and is buried in Abilene, in the Abilene Municipal Cemetery.

Lowdon was a fanatic of the National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors, the Southern States Art League, and the Texas Fine Arts Association. Four of her miniatures are in the heap of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and two are owned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Her appear in may plus be found in The Grace Museum in Abilene.

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