Josephine Mahaffey (1903-1982) First studying at the College of Industrial Arts (now Texas Woman’s University), this prolific artist became well-known in Fort Worth and beyond. She was nicknamed Mama Mahaffey, the Texas Dynamo by Coronet Magazine and recognized by “Josephine Mahaffey Day” during the 1968 Texas State Fair. Mahaffey worked primarily in water-based paints but was proficient in oil. She taught at the Woman’s Club of Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Art Center, the Northside Boy’s Club, and the Arlington YWCA.
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