Biographical / Historical
Judith-Ann Saks was born in 1943 in Anniston, Alabama, and earned her BFA from Tulane University in 1966, majoring in Painting and Sculpture. She also studied art at the Texas Academy of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and Rice University, and continued her graduate education at University of Houston in 1967. Saks has gained recognition nationwide and has won several awards, such as the National Women in the Arts Recognition Award, and was named as the artist for the Official American Revolution Bicentennial Project for the Port of Houston Authority. For the latter she created six paintings that depicted the history of the Port of Houston, which were then made into lithographs and distributed around the world.
Her achievements and awards have been highlighted in various editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who of American Women, and Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America. Saks has exhibited widely, including at the Birmingham Museum of Art in 1967, the Meinhard Galleries in 1977, the Galerie Barbizon in 1980, and the Park Crest Gallery in 1981, in addition to numerous other solo and group exhibitions. Her works are permanently held in the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Library of Windsor Castle, the Chancery in Washington, DC, the Department of Archives at the University of Alabama, the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution, the Library at Windsor Castle, the LBJ Presidential Library, and the Peabody Museum, among others.