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Pattie Richardson East

Born:
Hardesty, Oklahoma 1894

Died:
Benbrook, Texas 1994

Active in:

  • Fort Worth, Texas

Luce Artist Biography

A Landscape painter, muralist, etcher, and teacher, Pattie Richardson East was born in Hardesty, a small town in the Oklahoma Panhandle, but lived and worked most of her life in the Fort Worth, Texas, area. She studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Broadmoor Art Academy (Colorado Springs), and her paintings were exhibited at the Southern States Art League and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. During the Great Depression, she worked for the Public Works of Art Project, a New Deal program that supported America's artists, and in 1934 her artwork was featured at PWAP exhibits held at the Fort Worth Museum of Art, and at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. After her work with PWAP, East continued to exhibit her art throughout Texas, and she owned and operated the Pattie R. East Art Studio in Fort Worth.