• Biography

    Lois Coleman Denton (1887 - 1980)

    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.