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"Hidden Treasures of
Lowell Daunt Collins"

Retrospective of Selected Works
1940s through 1980s

"Harbor", 1950s, oil on linen, 32" x 42"

West Gallery
January 8 - March 29, 2022

Opening Reception:

Saturday, January 8, 6pm-9pm

In the four decades that Lowell Daunt Collins created art, he did so with urgency as one of the standout leaders of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s in the Houston art scene.  From a background of classical training, he remained interested in experimental processes of paint application, sculpting and carving stone at a tabletop scale. His subject matter, influenced by training from Thomas Hart Benton and Otis Dozier and many others, enabled his original voice to be unique and powerful. He endeavored to create art that connected to the human condition, all the while pursuing art that reflected his passion for creative design.

For over a decade, Collins was Dean at the Museum School of Art, Houston, now Glassell School of Art. He inspired countless students’ development and hired many key artists from the region to strengthen the Museum School, all the while maintaining his own strong studio practice. He retired from there in 1966, and then opened his own School of Art where he continued to influence and motivate Houston artists of all levels, and continuing to create his own art.

Other than in a historical context at the Heritage Society Museum and in an exhibition curated by Sally Reynolds, he has not been commercially shown in decades. It will be exciting to make available a small portion of his remaining works that have been hidden away for too long.


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For more information about Lowell Daunt Collins and his artwork, please visit his website at

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