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Texas Spring Lucile Reid Brock, T.W.S.
Change? Yes!...Creativity? Certainly!...Beauty? Please! Ugliness in our world is not reason enough for painting it."

Lucile Reid Brock coined this motto and patterned her career after it for over six decades.

Born in Meridian, Mississippi, Lucile Lattanner Reid Brock was largely raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, by her Aunt Carrie Netter Schreiber and Uncle Will Schreiber. She received her BA from the University of New Mexico, where she was an intercollegiate tennis champion and began a lifelong membership in the sorority of Kappa Kappa Gamma. During the early 1940s, she moved to Taos, where she was privileged to know and learn from old Taos Art Colony masters such as Ernest Blumenschein, Emil Bisttram, and Charles Berninghaus. Following her time in Taos, she pursued artistic excellence in and outside the United States, doing postgraduate work in art at Amarillo College, West Texas State University, the University of Oklahoma, and the University of Houston; studying and painting abroad with Dong Kingman (Hong Kong, Japan), Millard Sheets (Greece, Turkey), Rex Brandt (Mexico) and Milford Zornes (Peoples Republic of China), and traveling to paint on her own in many other countries on five continents. Her other teachers and mentors included Chapman Kelley, John Pike, Ed Whitney, Ole Shivonen and Robert E. Wood. She taught painting privately and in several colleges, was technical consultant to the Illinois Arts Council, and was the first Art Director of the Oklahoma Science and Art Foundation (1961-66). She spent many years in Horseshoe Bay, Texas, where she painted and wrote until the final year of her life. She died near Horseshoe Bay November 20, 2008 at the age of 90.

A "signature" member of the Texas Watercolor Society with "Purple Sage" status, Brock's work has been in scores of national and regional exhibitions, one-woman shows, and galleries, including the 44th Annual Allied Artists of America exhibition at the National Academy of Design, the 22nd Annual Cooperstown National Exhibition (NY), the National Small Paintings exhibition in Albuquerque (NM), and many others (more complete listing upon request). She was in Who's Who in the Arts and Who's Who of American Women for years, as well as other biographical listings.

Reid/Brock's work is represented in over 500 museums, galleries, and private collections in at least 26 states and six countries. Collections with four or more paintings include (but are not limited to)

The Kirkpatrick Foundation, OK
Macklanburg-Duncan Corporation, OK
Martin Public Library, Tulsa, OK
The New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe
Oklahoma Art Center
Reading & Bates Petroleum, Denver
Williams Center, Tulsa, OK
The Durden Collection, Ballston Spa, NY
Mr. & Mrs. Robert E Lee (OK)
D. Reid (CO)
W. & E. Reid (TX)
R. & J. Stoneburner (TX, CA)
A. R. Thompson (IL)

The Lucile Lattanner Reid Brock Art Endowment at the University of New Mexico supports deserving art students with donations from patrons and sales of one of her books, Taos Then.

Persons interested in learning more about the Endowment may contact the UNM Foundation at (505) 277-9600 (refer to endowment number 60380), or write:

UNM Foundation, Inc.
1 University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM 87131
RE: Lucile Lattanner Reid Brock Art Endowment (#60380)

Donation checks should be made out to the UNM Foundation, with "Lucile Lattanner Reid Brock Art Endowment (60380)" noted on the check.

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