John, Grace Spaulding
Grace Spaulding John (1890-1972) was born in Battle Creek, Michigan. She studied in the
St. Louis School of Fine Arts, in the Art Institute of Chicago and in the "Laurelton Hall".
Grace was commissioned government funded artwork for public buildings such as "The
Pipe of Peace", "Literature", and "The Pioneers" for Houston's Sidney Lanier Middle School.
John and a group of women opened the first artist's run Gallery in Houston: "Houston's
Artist Gallery" on Main Street. She has several murals in Houston and San Antonio.
Her work had two retrospectives in 1988: at The Museum of Art of American West, and at
The Rosenberg Library, both in Texas. She had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts
Los Angeles, and Museum of Fine Arts Houston.
Her work is collected by the Library of Congress, The Smithsonian Institution and many
others. Grace is one of the first artists to use plexiglas as a medium; she also worked with
painter in crayon , charcoal, paint and ink.
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