Lois Coleman Denton is known as a painter of oils and pastels
specializing in still-life painting and landscapes. In addition to her
painting skills, Denton spent many years teaching fine art.
was born in Clay County, Texas in 1887. Following graduation from high
school, Denton taught art in the Henrietta Public Schools. She married
in 1909 and moved to El Paso in 1913 where she taught in the public
schools for forty years.
During World War II, Denton resided in
California working as a draftsman in developing the B-17 bombers. She
attended the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and took
classes at the Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, the Cornish School of
Art, Seattle, and Texas Western College, El Paso, Texas.
Denton was a member of the California Art Club; El Paso Art Guild; El
Paso Artists Association; National Society of Arts and Letters; Southern
States Art League; and the Texas Fine Arts Association. Exhibitions
included the Annual Texas Artists Circuit Exhibition; Annual Texas
Artists Exhibition, Fort Worth and the El Paso Centennial Museum.