Jerry Bywaters

Williamson Gerald “Jerry” Bywaters (1906-1989) This Paris, Texas native was a seminal figure of 20th-century art Texas art. A faculty member for more than forty years at Southern Methodist University (SMU), Bywaters also served as director of the Dallas Museum of Art for more than twenty years. Bywaters studied at the Art Institute of Dallas, on his own in Mexico, and at an artists’ colony in Connecticut, before moving to New York to study at the Art Students League.

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