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Stuart Purser's Biography

MARY MAY PURSER

Place of Birth: Chicago, IL

Education
Studied Three Years at Art Institute of Chicago
A.B. Degree University of Mississippi, 1951
M.F.A. University of Florida, 1955
Travel and Study in Europe
Graduate Study at University of Florida, 1956-57

Professional Experience
Art Institute of Chicago, Summer 1937
Instructor at Louisiana College, 1935-44
Head of Art Department, Louisiana College, 1944-45
Instructor at University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, 1946-49
Art Instructor at Bright School, Chattanooga, 1946-48
Art Supervisor of Elementary Schools, Gainesville, FL, 1955-57
Assistant Professor of Art, California State University, Northridge (part time) 1958-59
Art Teacher P.K. Young Lab School, University of Florida, 1960-66
Associate Professor of Art Education, University of Florida, 1966-76

Exhibitions (One-person exhibits)
Jackson, MS 1968
Baton Rouge, LA
Alexandria, LA
Chattanooga, TN
Birmingham, AL
California State U. at Northridge, CA 1959
Idylwild Foundation, U. of California, 1960
Constans Theater, Gainesville, FL 1968
Reitz Union, University of Florida 1972
Longbeach Key Art Association, FL 1973
Daytona Art Association, FL 1970
Micanopy Center of Modern Art, FL 1977

Exhibited in the Following Shows
International Watercolor Show, Chicago, IL
Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, FL
New Orleans Art Association
Mississippi Art Association
Florida Federation of the Arts
Painting of the Year Exhibition, Atlanta, GA
13th Annual Major Florida Artists Exhibition, Naples FL (honorable mention) 1976
Women in Art show, 1975
Harmon Gallery, Naples FL

Awards
Chicago Women's Club Scholarship
Dearborn Seminary Scholarship (Chicago Art Institute)
WPA/FAP Government Mural Award, Clarksville, AR, Post Office 1941
First Prize, Watercolor, Florida Federation of the Arts Exhibition 1951
Third Prize, Oils, Florida Federation of the Arts Exhibition 1955
Who's Who in American Art, Who's Who in American Women
Purchase Prize, Florida State Fair, Tampa, FL 1958
"Best in Show" Gainesville Art Association, FL 1967 & 1972
Second Place, Oils, Ocala Art Festival, 1969

Miscellaneous
Served on numerous juries and selections for awards in and out of Florida
Conducted numerous art education and painting workshops in Florida and Mississippi
Several articles published in national publications
Illustrated books on Education
Painted murals in local buildings


 
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