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Judith-Ann Saks papers

Identifier: AAA 10090

Printed material including newspaper clippings, exhibition catalogs, announcements, and invitations; biographical information; magazine articles on Saks's work for the Houston Port Authority Bicentennial Project; photographs; correspondence; and reproductions of works.


  • 1953-1979


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0.2 linear feet

1 Microfilm Reel

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.


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Acquisition Information

Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. Collection partially lent and partially donated 1979 by Saks. Collection partially lent and partially donated 1979 by Saks.

Note: The Judith-Ann Saks 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.

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reel 1496 available for use through interlibrary loan.

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Repository Details

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