• Biography

    Sarah Frances Taber Camp (Fannie) 1871-1959

    Camp,Sarah Frances Taber (Fannie) (Mrs. David Stafford Camp).  1871-1959.  Brownwood.  Painter, teacher.
          Camp was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi.  In 1874 She came to Brownwood, where she was later educated at Coggin Academy.  She returned to Mississippi to attend Lester Seminary in Holly Springs.  In the late 1880s she attended Waco Female College where she received a gold medal for portraiture.  Camp was reportedly the first art teacher at Howard Payne College, Brownwood.  Her teachers included Xavier Gonzalez, Anna Blake Shepard, Eugenia Price, and Will Henry Stevens.  She attended the Texas Artist Camp at Christoval (1926-28),where her instructors included Adele Laure Brunet, who painted her portrait. Camp was also a student of Harry Anthony De Young in San Antonio and Monterrey, Mexico.  Camp died in Brownwood.  Her daughter was Frances Taber Camp Bell.  
        Exhibitions: State Fair of Texas Annual Exhibition, Dallas (1886 awards);  Annual Texas Artist Circuit Exhibition (1931, 1943); Brownwood Art Association (1948 one-woman, 1986 with Frances Taber Camp Bell); Texas Federation of Women's Clubs.  
         Collections:  Brown County Museum of History and Union Presbyterian Church, Brownwood.
         Affiliations: American Artist Professional League; Brownwood Art Association (founding member and first president); Texas Fine Arts Association.