Author: Roger Lloydell Lester

Metcalfe Museum

The interest in American art during the period from 1930 to 1940 made Augusta’s art acceptable in the national scene. There was an increased interest

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Metcalfe Museum

I mentioned in last weeks article that I had seen part of a periodical written in 1957 about Augusta’s childhood. The article says that when

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Metcalfe Museum

Folk Art Historians identify Memory Art as being “art with an individual vision in keeping with identity and shared experience.” Augusta’s later art (1940 and

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Metcalfe Museum

Remember our very interesting photography exhibit by visiting artist, Dick Wilberforce. We have many matted photos, all selling at half price that will make special

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Metcalfe Museum

From time to time we receive paintings on loan from local families that really are outstanding to us. We have had that happen this last

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Metcalfe Museum

After Augusta’s recognition from her friend Daisy Dunn, Roy Stewart and Nan Sheets, She was introduced into the art circles with one woman shows. In

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Metcalfe Museum

Last week I wrote about how Nan Sheets, writer for the Daily Oklahoman and director of the Oklahoma Art Center had taken an interest in

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Metcalfe Museum

After Roy Stewart took an interest in Augusta’s painting, his friend Nan Sheets, director of the Oklahoma Art Center, contacted Augusta. Nan was an award

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Metcalfe Museum

In the year 1912 Augusta Metcalfe ended her personal search for recognition. Taking care of all the work on the farm and trying to promote

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Metcalfe Museum

In last week’s article we learned that Augusta’s prize winnings in the Oklahoma State Fair from 1909 until 1911 began to draw attention to her

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