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Gantz, Ann Cushing, 1934 or 1935-



Ann Cushing Gantz (1933-2012) was born in Dallas, TX. Ann started her studies at The Memphis Academy of Art in TN. Graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans with a BA in Fine Arts with concentration in Painting and Print making.

Named outstanding young American painter by Art in America and artist of the year at the Dallas Chapter of Texas Fine Art Association. Her work was inspired by her association with Jackson Pollock and Hans Hoffman and was exhibited nationwide. Her paintings were accepted in several competitions at The Dallas Museum of Fine Arts (where she also taught painting) and the 21st Annual Texas Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, among others.

She opened a studio in Dallas along with Ruth Tears known as the ¨The Barn¨, it ran from 1959 to 1979. Gantz also used her artwork for philanthropic work. Her collection is held at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts as their permanent collection.

Sources: SMU Ann Cushing Gantz, A guide to the collection,, accessed May 19th, 2020.

Mutual Art, Ann Cushing Gantz,, accessed May 19th, 2020.

Ask Art, Ann Gantz,, accessed May 19th, 2020.

Ann Cushing Gantz,, accessed May 19th, 2020.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Ann Cushing Gantz papers

Identifier: AAA 8171
Dates: 1948-1980
Scope and Contents

A resume; correspondence; a scrapbook containing clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, letters, and memorabilia, 1960-1965; awards and certificates; exhibition catalogs; Christmas cards and cards designed by Gantz; photographs of works of art; and printed material concerning painting classes taught by Gantz.