Lucille Proctor Nawara
Lucille Proctor Nawara was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1941 and spent her childhood in Massachusetts. Majoring in painting and printmaking, she received a Bachelor of Art degree from Smith College, a Bachelor of Fine Arts equivalent at Boston University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Illinois. Currently a Michigan resident, she has taught drawing and painting at Wayne State University and other Detroit area colleges.
Ms. Nawara’s work has been exhibited at numerous American museums including the Detroit Institute of Arts, the San Francisco Museum of Art, Otis Art Institute of Los Angeles, Butler Institute of American Art, Oklahoma Art Center, Krannert Art Museum and the Miami Art Center. The recipient of multiple creative artists’ grants from Michigan, Nawara has devoted several years to the passage of a percentage for art ordinance in Detroit.
Nawara’s personal interest in landscape began during childhood, when she and her composer/draftsman father would paint together outdoors. Mountain-climbing in New England has brought her close to the woodland pools and streams as well as the rock formations that continue to inspire her artwork.