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Recent Acquisitions

Otis Dozier

Six works on paper by noted Texas artist Otis Dozier were acquired through a gift from the Estate of Denni Washburn, the niece of Otis Dozier. Otis Dozier (1904 -1987) was raised on a cotton farm between Forney and Mesquite, TX and developed a love for art and nature at a young age. His family moved to Dallas in 1920 and he received training from well-known instructor Vivian Aunspaugh. He graduated from Forest High School in 1925 and continued his art studies with Olin Travis and Tom Snell. His family also traveled throughout the American West and this inspired him in his works.

Ford Beckman (1952 - 2014)

Three 19th century British portraits were acquired by a gift from Walter & Karen Levy.     

Ford Beckman (1952 - 2014) Mon Jardinet (The Small Garden of One's Heart) The Presence of Mercy 2000 Medium, mixed media on board, size: 48” x 48” was donated by Tom Kosanda. Ford Beckman was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1952, died in Tulsa, OK in 2014, and known for abstraction non-objective painting, and modernist sculpture. Ford Beckman was also a successful fashion designer-turned-artist whose paintings are in museums and private collections around the world. Beckman’s works can be found in the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Saatchi Collection in London; the Essl Collection in Vienna; and the Panza Collection in Italy.