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Lee, Amy Freeman



Amy Freeman Lee (1914-2004) was born in 1914 in Seguin, TX. Freeman graduated from Incarnate Word College and later on, she served as the Chairman of the College Board of Directors. Founder and president of the Texas Watercolor Society (1949).

During the 1940's and 1950's, Amy served as an art critic for the San Antonio Express News and the radio station KONO. She received several awards including the International Women's Forum: "Women who Made a Difference" Award, Maury Maverick Award from ACLU and The Ford Motor Company Lifetime Achievement Award.

Amy Freeman Lee has been represented in 1,253 national and international exhibitions.

Sources: Texas Archival Resources online, An Inventory of Her Papers, 1909-1997 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library,, accessed May 19th, 2020.

Texas Woman’s University, 1984 Inductee Arts and Humanities,, accessed May 19th, 2020.

UTSA Libraries Special Collections, Interview with Amy Freeman Lee,, accessed May 19th, 2020.

Wikipedia, Amy Freeman Lee,, accessed May 19th, 2020.

Porter Loring Mortuaries, Dr. Amy Freeman Lee,, accessed May 19th, 2020.

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Amy Freeman Lee papers

Identifier: AAA 7945
Dates: 1934-1980
Scope and Contents Biographical information; correspondence; scrapbooks spanning the years 1934-1979, arranged by year or subject and containing correspondence, clippings, printed material concerning her riding stables in San Antonio. Also, her "Local Painter of the Year Exhibit," 1953, at the Witte Museum, San antonio; the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters bestowed by Incarnate Word College, 1965; various exhibitions catalogs, photographs, invitations and announcements. There are also 12 bound volumes of...