Mildred Norris Compton

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Mildred Norris Compton Female with Mask in Landscape (Landscape with Lady holding Face Mask)
Untitled (Possibly Youth), c. 1938
tempera on paper
18 x 22 in
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Mildred Norris Compton Abstract Dancers
Abstract Dancers, 1936
mixed media on paper
10 x 7 in
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Mildred Norris Compton Campesinas Washing Clothing
Campesinas Washing Clothing, c. 1945
gouache on paper
13 x 16 in
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Mildred Norris Compton Family with Animals Outside
Fanciful Scene with Family and Animals, c. 1945
gouache on paper
22 x 17.5 in
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Mildred Norris Compton Waterfall with Man_ Woman_ and Animals
Fanciful Waterfall Scene with People and Animals, c. 1945
gouache on paper
22 x 17.25 in
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Mildred Norris Compton Mexican Street Scene
Guanajuato, 1946
oil tempera on canvas
20 x 24 in
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Mildred Norris Compton Landscape with Rockwalls_ Cactus_ and House
Landscape with Rockwalls, Cactus, and House, c. 1945
gouache on paper
12.5 x 16.5 in
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Mildred Norris Compton Madonna with Cheaps
Madonna with Cheaps, c. 1940
brush and ink
7 x 5.5 in
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Mildred Norris Compton Countryside with Rockwall and Cottage
Mexican Countryside with Rockwall and Cottage, c. 1945
gouache on paper
18 x 22 in
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Mildred Norris Compton Mexican Street Scene
Mexican Street Scene, c. 1945
gouache on paper
13 x 16 in
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Mildred Norris Compton Parsley
Parsley, c. 1935
oil on canvas
24 x 20 in
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Mildred Norris Compton Ruis of Marfril_ Mexico
Ruins of Marfil, Mexico, 1946
gouache on paper
12 x 16 in
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Mildred Norris Compton Self-Portrait
Self-Portrait, 1932
oil on canvas
24 x 18 in
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Mildred Norris Compton Snow Scene with Mother and Children
Snow Scene with Mother and Children, c. 1935
oil on canvas
24 x 30 in
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Mildred Norris Compton Snow Scene with Sled
Snow Scene with Sled, c. 1935
oil on canvas
20 x 24 in
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Mildred Norris Compton Snowy Day
Snowy Day, c. 1935
oil on canvas
16 x 20 in
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Mildred Norris Compton Women at the Well
Women at the Well, c. 1945
gouache on paper
13 x 16 in
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Mildred Norris Compton

Mildred Norris Compton

Mildred Norris Compton Description

MILDRED NORRIS COMPTON (1912-1981)

Selected Biographical and Career Highlights

  • 1905 Born in Estherville, Iowa
  • 1930-1934 Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
  • 1941-44 Associate Editor, The Texas Art Teacher, Associated Art Instructors of Texas
  • 1950 BA Art, North Texas State College, Denton, Texas
  • 1959 MA Education, North Texas State College, Denton, Texas
  • 1981 Died in Denton County, Texas

Selected Exhibitions

·       1937 1st Annual Exhibition of Works by Artists of Southeast Texas, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

·       1938 National Exhibit of American Art, Rockefeller Center, New York, New York

·       1939 Fourth Annual Convention of Women Painters, Topeka, Kansas (Blue Norther)

·       1939 Two-person exhibition (with Carl Benton Compton) Art Gallery, Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs, Austin, Texas

·       1940 Texas Fine Arts Association Circuit Exhibition, multiple venues in Texas

·       1940 Quarter-Centennial Exhibition, Albuquerque, New Mexico (Texas Storm)

·       1941 2nd Texas-Oklahoma General Exhibition, circulated: Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Witte Museum, San Antonio; Philbrook Art Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma (Spring Landscape)

·       1941 Two-person exhibition (with Carl Benton Compton) Southwest Texas State Teachers College, San Marcus, Texas

·       1941 All-Texas Exhibition of the Texas Fine Arts Association, circulated: Austin Public Library; Elisabet Ney Museum, Austin; and Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs Gallery, Austin, Texas

·       1942 4th Texas General Exhibition, circulated: Witte Museum, San Antonio; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas (Fishin, oil)

·       1942 Texas Fine Arts Association Circuit Exhibition, multiple venues in Texas (Buda’s Crossing)

·       1945 7th Texas General Exhibition, circulated: Witte Museum, San Antonio; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; University of Texas at Austin, Texas (Guanajuato, gouache)

·       1945 Solo, Little Gallery, North Texas State University, Denton, Texas

·       1947 9th Texas General Exhibition, circulated: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Witte Museum, San Antonio (Youth, goauche)

·       1948 Watercolors by 16 Texas Artists, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas (Mountains of Memory, watercolor)

·       1956 Exhibition on the Emergence of the Human Figure, Renaissance Gallery, Austin, Texas

·       1998 Hock Shop Collection: Rediscovering Texas Artists of the Past, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, Texas

·       1998 Museum of the Big Bend, Alpine, Texas (Fixing a Flat)

·       1999 Lone Star Legacy: Rediscovering Texas Artists of the Past, Center for The Visual Arts, Denton, Texas (West Texas Scene: Cow Skull with Yucca, 1940, oil/canvas, 30 x 36 in.) catalogue

·       2008 Texas in My Soul: A. C. Cook and the Hock Shop Collection, Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas, traveled to San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts (Donna of the Prairie, 1932, oil/canvas, 16 x 21 in.) catalogue

·       2014 Madonnas of the Prairie: Depictions of Women in the American West, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Canyon, Texas, traveled in 1915 to National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (catalogue)

·       2015 The Comptons of Texas: Rediscovered Work by Carl Benton & Mildred Norris Compton, William Reaves Fine Art, Houston, Texas, circulated: UNT on the Square, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas (catalogue)

Selected Public Collections

  • Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas

 

Selected Sources

Davis, D. Jack. “Material for Creative Painting: The Work of Carl Benton & Mildred Norris Compton” in The Comptons of Texas: Rediscovered Work by Carl Benton & Mildred Norris Compton. Exhibition catalogue. Houston: William Reaves Fine Art, 2015.

Powers, John and Deborah Powers. Texas Painters, Sculptors, and Graphic Artists: A Biographical Dictionary of Artists in Texas before 1942. Austin: Woodmont, 2000.

Dallas Museum of Art. Portal to Texas History: http://texashistory.unt.edu/explore/partners/DMA/browse.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Archives online.

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