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IN MEMORIAM

JOHN WARD LOCKWOOD

John Ward Lockwood, professor of art, died on July 7, 1963. He was 68.

Professor Lockwood was born on September 22, 1894, in Atchison, Kansas. He studied at the University of Kansas, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Academy Ranson in Paris.

Professor Lockwood joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in 1938, where he organized the Department of Art and served as its first chairman until 1942. He taught at the University until 1948. He resigned in 1949 to assume a position at the University of California at Berkeley.

Professor Lockward participated in more than 50 group exhibitions and more than 25 solo exhibitions at major museums, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Chicago Art Institute. He also created seven murals, including one for the U.S. Post Office Department Building in Washington, D.C.

He was recognized for his work more than a dozen times. In 1931 he won the Logan Prize from the Eleventh International Water Color Exhibition at the Chicago Art Institute. In 1956 the University of Kansas awarded him the Distinguished Service Citation.

Professor Lockwood's works are in the permanent collections of 17 museums, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Denver Art Museum, the McNay Museum of Art in San Antonio, and the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts.

In 1967 the University honored him with the touring exhibition "Ward Lockwood: A Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings, Prints and Drawings." The exhibition traveled to five other museums in the country.

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John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty

Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on May 24, 2001. Additional biographical sources can be found in the UT Office of Public Affairs.