Mary Doerr Papers
An Inventory of the Collection
Mary Doerr was born in 1934 in Memphis, Texas, and moved with her family to Austin when she was six years old. Mary pursued her childhood dream of becoming an artist when she returned to college in mid-life to complete bachelors and masters degrees in Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin. She began her full time career as an artist in 1985. After nine years of working out of her home she opened the gallery Images of Austin and the Southwest in 1994 that features her complete works as well as samplings of work by guest artists in a variety of artistic mediums. As well as being an artist and gallery owner, Mary conducts classes in watercolor.
The small collection highlights Mary's artistic career from 1985 to 2006. Included are examples of her artwork in the form of greeting cards; magazine, brochure and booklet covers; event flyers; calendars; and photographs of billboards that feature her work. Also contained in the collection are letters written by admirers of her work in support of her nomination for awards and the announcement that she was the winner of Best Artist in the Austin Chronicle's Best of Austin 1999 Readers Poll as well as exhibit announcements, press clippings and teaching schedules.
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Mary Doerr Papers (AR.2002.033). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.
Donor #: DO/2000/017
Donation Date: 2002, 2004
Finding aid created and encoded by Molly Hults.
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