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    Lacy, Alma Lucile Land (Mrs. Floyd Lacy). 1901-94. Temple, Houston, Painter graphic artist, teacher, writer, occupational therapist.

    Born and reared in Temple, Lacy studied under Ellen Douglas Stuart, graduated from Baylor Female College, Belton, with a bachelor of arts, and was a student of Ella Koepke Mewhinney.  Lacy attended the New York School of Interior Decoration and received a master of arts from Columbia University (1940).  Starting as an assistant in the art department of Baylor Female College in 1922, she became an instructor (1924-31) and head of the department (1932-44).  Following her retirement from the college and after study at the University of Pennsylvania, she became a registered occupational therapist in 1945.  She worked as a therapist at the Old Farms Convalescent Hospital in Avon, Connecticut (1945-47), and was chief occupational therapist at the Veterans Administration hospital in Temple (1947-49) and Houston (1949-53); she was active in both state and national associations for occupational therapists.  Lacy returned to Temple where she died.

    Exhibitions:  Southern States Art League Annual Exhibition (1934-35, 1938, 1941-44); Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee (1934); Texas Fine Arts Association (1934-35, 1939-43);  Elisabet Ney Museum, Austin (1935 one-woman);  Southwest Texas State Teachers College, San Marcos (1935);  Greater Texas and Pan-American Exposition, Dallas (1937); Golden Jubilee Exposition, State Fair of Texas, Dallas (1938); Provincetown (Massachusetts) Art Association (1940); Texas General Exhibition (1940-43); Texas Printmakers Circuit Exhibition (1941-45); National Academy of Design, New York (1942); Texas Oklahoma General Exhibition (1941); Dallas Museum of Fine Arts (1943 one-woman);  International Print Exhibition, Elisabet Newy Museum, Austin (1943); Annual Texas Artists Circuit Exhibition (1945); Texas Printmakers, 1940-1965, Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University (1990).

    Affiliations:  Southern States Art League; Texas Fine Arts Association; Texas Printmakers (founding member).

    References: Falk; Farmer; Harris Mallett, Index; O'Brien; Who's Who in American Art 1--5; Temple Daily Telegram, Oct. 31, 1994.