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
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
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.
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.