Clara Caffrey Pancoast (1873-1959) was born in Layette, Louisiana; moved to San Antonio before 1891.
Clara Caffrey Pancoast studied art & music at the Home Institute in New Orleans, LA.
Pancoast was a journalist at the San Antonio Express News and the San Antonio Light. A writer by profession, an artist by choice. She is best known for her impressionistic landscapes, bursting with color. She also painted florals, old buildings including the missions of San Antonio and occasionally people were included in her subjects.
She was one of Jose Arpa's prize students of the 1920's, entering her canvases in many local, state and national exhibits, including the Edgar B. Davis competition.
In recent years, the works of Pancoast have been discovered and appreciated by collectors. There have been recent exhibits including her work. Her works are illustrated in the books: "An Encyclopedia of Women Artists of the American West"; "Art For History's Sake"; and the "Dictionary of Texas Artists by Grauer".
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