Isabel Robinson, 1894-1976

Isabel Robinson (1894-1976) is one of the most influential artists of the Texas Panhandle. She created the Palo Duro School of Art in 1936 and helped form the art deparment at West Texas State Teachers College (now West Texas A&M University) during her almost 35 year tenure. This exhibition highlights her important contributions to the art of the Texas Panhandle as a prolific female artist. 

This exhibit was adapted from a large-scale exhibition curated in 1999 by Michael Grauer. Isabel Robinson: Show Me West Texas featured over 50 artworks by the artist as well as artworks created by her students.

Sources for this online exhibit include articles, collection records, exhibition material, and information gathered from the artist's family, friends, and students.