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Mary Myart Malott papers

Identifier: AAA 9034

Correspondence; writings; photographs; legal and business records; a resume; journals; a notebook; exhibition catalogs and announcements; clippings; and printed material.


  • 1954-1981


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Biographical / Historical

Mary Myart Malott was born in Harell, Indiana in 1928 and died in Brooklyn, New York in 2008. Malott graduated from Radcliff College and received her MFA from The University of Texas. An artist, painter, sculptor, assemblage artist, art critic, and diarist, Mallot lived and worked primarily in Austin, TX, and New York. She wrote a weekly column from 1975 to 1978 for the Austin American-Statesman where she reviewed the work of artists such as Frida Kahlo and many others. An active artist and critic she also appeared weekly on KLRU Austin’s “ArtBeat.” In 1976, she won the Austin Chapter of the American Institute of Architects Award, and the Heritage Society of Austin’s Historic Preservation Award for her work on preserving Austin’s Pecan Square. In addition, she and her daughter, Sylvia McIntyre, rehabilitated the "Gilfillan House" in Austin, TX. Mallot’s art has been exhibited throughout Texas and elsewhere in venues such as Laguna Gloria, the Huntington Gallery, the Elisabeth Ney Museum, The University of Texas, the Abilene Fine Arts Museum, Southwestern University, Baylor University, University of Houston, and the McNay Art Museum. Mallot relocated to New York in the 1980’s and began exhibiting her work in New York City in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. The 1994 exhibit of her complete “Slices of the Forest” series at the Amos Eno Gallery in SoHo was her last.

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Acquisition Information

Lent for microfilming 1981 by Mary Myart Malott. Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project.

Note: The Mary Myart Mallot Papers were microfilmed for the Texas Art Project at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston as part of the Smithsonian Institution's Archives of American Art. Currently the papers can be accessed on microfilm at the MFAH. The University of Houston Libraries and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston are digitizing these papers as part of a collaborative TexTreasures 2020 grant project through the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) with funding from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).When digitization is complete, these papers will be made available online through UH Libraries and MFAH websites.

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Repository Details

Part of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas Art Project Microfilm Repository