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  • Biography

    Margaret B. Pace (1919-2006)

    Margaret received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Newcomb College of Tulane University and did postgraduate studies in Architecture, Urban Studies, Business Administration and City Planning at the University of Texas, San Antonio College and Trinity University. 

    Margaret’s special love was teaching art and was beloved by her many students at San Antonio College, the Hill Country Arts Foundation, the University of the Incarnate Word. 

    She was a well-known water color artist with works shown in the United States and in her second home, Venice, Italy. 

    Margaret was originator, founder and Member of the Executive Board of the Southwest School of Arts and Crafts as well as a charter and signature member of the Board of the Texas Watercolor Society. 

    She has served on the Boards the San Antonio Museum of Art, the San Antonio Festival, the Hill Country Arts Foundation and the Witte Museum, and was a member of the McNay Museum Council. 

    Margaret was the former owner and Chairman of the Board of Pace Picante Pace Foods, Inc. and in her “spare time” was active on the Board of Governors of Tulane University and Newcomb Alumnae Association and past president of the Tulane Alumni Association. 

    Margaret loved her family and her art and spent much time painting with her beloved husband and glass artist, Bob Wilson in Venice and with her dear friends at her home in Aspen, Colorado. 

    Margaret was a fixture of the San Antonio art community and two of her mosaic murals grace the walls of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and the Bishop Jones Center.