Dickson Reeder

(1912-1970) Fort Worth native Edward Dickson Reeder painted with Fort Worth artists Sallie Blythe Mummert and Sallie Gillespie while still in elementary school. He went on to study at the Art Students League in New York City and later Taxco, Guerrero, Mexico, Ireland, London, and Paris. He lived for a time in New York where he worked illustrating books. After relocating to his hometown, he taught at both Texas Wesleyan College and later at Our Lady of Victory College. Dickson Reeder and his wife, Flora, established the renown Reeder Children’s School of Theater and Design. They were members of the mid-century modernist group known as the Fort Worth Circle.

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