Ella K. Mewhinney

      Ella Mewhinney  (1891-1975) began her art training at the Texas Presbyterian College under Mollie Bishop. She then studied with Kathryn Cherry at the American Women’s League in St. Louis where she learned flower painting and decorating china. She also studied under George Bridgeman and Hans Hansen in New York at the Art Student’s League and finally in Colorado Springs studying landscape painting under Randall Davey.

     In 1922 she and Mollie Crowther organized the Texas Artist Camp at Christoval in Texas.

     Mewhinney lived most of her life in Holland, Texas and died in Dallas.

     Mewhinney exhibited at the Edgar B. Davis Competition in 1927 and 1928 at the Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio, Texas; 1936 at the Centennial Exposition in Dallas; State Fair, Dallas; TexasSouthern States Art League; All-Southern Exhibition, Nashville, TN;  Dallas Woman's Forum: Texas State Exposition Austin, Texas and many others winning numerous awards and mentions.

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