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Luce Foundation Center for American Art

Painting: Miniatures: Nude with Goldfish

Elsie Motz Lowdon

(born Waco, TX 1883 -- died Ft. Worth, TX 1960)

Elsie Motz Lowdon spent her youth in Texas before moving to New York City to further her career as an artist. There, she studied with fellow miniaturists Lucia Fairchild Fuller and Elsie Pattee. Lowdon exhibited widely in Texas, New York, and Washington, D.C., and had works included in the Texas Centennial Exhibition of 1936. She painted members of the Blaffer and Hobby families in Houston, and numerous interiors and genre scenes featuring prominent sitters and family members.