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Anne Lillian Dentler, American artist. Recipient Best of Show award Arts and Humanities Council, Southwest Louisiana, 1986, Mayor's Keystone award, 2007; named Artist of Year, Gateway Foundation, 1988.


Dentler, Anne Lillian was born on October 13, 1937 in Pittsburgh. Daughter of Bailey Kent and Anna Wilhelmina (White) Schaefer.


Degree in journalism, Pennsylvania State University, 1974. Postgraduate, McNeese University, 1986. Postgraduate, McNeese University, 2000.

Degree in art, Pennsylvania State University, 2002.


Clerk- typist Westinghouse Electric, Beaver, Pennsylvania, 1956, 57, 58. Clerk (part time) J.C. Penney, Baden, 1974-1976. Researcher survey analysis Penn State University, University Park, 1973-1974.

Deputy prothonotary Beaver County Government, 1974—1978. District magistrate Pennsylvania State Government, Baden, 1976—1980. Professional artist, workshop instructor, Pennsylvania, Louisiana.

With arts immersion program Calcasieu Arts & Humanities, Lake Charles, Louisiana, 1989. Illustrator, conceptual artist Volunteer Center Southwest Louisiana, 1989-1995. Artist in residence Calcasieu Parish Schools, Lake Charles, 1990.

Associate member Women in the Arts, Washington, 1995. Instructor continuing education portraiture McNeese University, Lake Charles, since 1998.


  • Other Work

    • Illustrator Jean Lafitte, Louisiana Buccaneer, since 1990, Rhythmic Alphabet, First Step Arithmetic, 1994, My Sister, My Friend, 1994, Birds Gotta Fly, 1995, Many Hats, Many Faces, 1996, The Porcupine Connection, 2003, Adolpheaux the Adventurous Dolphin, 2005, Clyde, The Cajun Calf, 2006, Amos The Artistic Alligator, 2007, Dixie, The Ole Doug, 2008, Sabines Family Reunion, 2010. Authored Portraiture. In Plain Language, 1993.


Racism is sin because it disregards the image of God in all people and denies the truth of the Gospel that believers are all one in Him.


The sense of being connected is how the Church as a whole should be structured. At its heart is an understanding of the Christian community as the 'body of Christ '.


Board director Associated Louisiana Artists, since 1984, Gateway Foundation, Lake Charles, 1988, Martin Luther King Coalition, Lake Charles, 1993, Big Brothers Big Sisters, since 2005. Member Associate Louisiana Artists (founder 1984, president 1984, 85, 86, since 2003, secretary 1990, workshop instructor 1986-1999, since 2000), Beaumont Art League, New Orleans Art Association, New Brighton Art Assn, Lone Star Art Guild, since 2008.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: traveling.


Married Gary Morgan, July 13, 1957 (divorced March 1975). Children: Gary, Sherree, Mitch. Married David Daniel Dentler, August 14, 1976.

Stepchildren: David, Junior, Joseph Charles.

Bailey Kent Schaefer

Anna Wilhelmina (White) Schaefer

Gary Morgan

David Daniel Dentler

Gary Dentler

Sherree Dentler

Junior Dentler

Joseph Charles Dentler

Mitch Dentler

David Dentler