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artist , free lance writer

Annette Richards Parent, American freelance writer, artist. Winner North Carolina Wyeth 1st in Art award Westtown School, 1942, Alumni Association 1st in Art award 1942; recipient awards in juried and non-juried art shows Carlsbad Area Art Association, New Mexico, Grant County Art Guild, Black Range Artists Inc., Best of Show award for The Great American Litterbug, Annual New Mexico State Exhbition, NLAPW, 2005.


Parent, Annette Richards was born on May 5, 1924 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of Edward Carrington Mayo and Elizabeth Veech (Coan) Richards.


Bachelor, Swarthmore College, 1946. Postgraduate, University Arizona, Western New Mexico University.


National literature secretary, Woman's International League for Peace and Freedom, Philadelphia, 1946-1948;free lance writer, various, since 1948.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor poems to annual anthologies Intermountain Friendly Review, 1990, 91, 92. Contributor non-fiction articles to numerous publications. Painter, photographer, poet, book reviewer, presenter elderhostel commencement addresses, talks about Quakerism to college classes and Presbyterian youth groups.

      Slide talks on Russia. Editor: The Troglodyte at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, 1966-1980.


Member search committee for Western New Mexico University museum director, 1987. Co-founder Youth Council Against Conscription, Philadelphia, 1946-1948. Organizer Westtown (Pennsylvania) School peace team, 1940-1942.

Member National Council Fellowship of Reconciliation, New York City, 1941-1946. Former member safety committee Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Charter member, officer A Christian Ministry in the National Parks, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico, 1970-1980, centennial committee, 1975.

Founder, leader of Peace Team, Westtown School, 1940-1942. Member American Association of University Women, National League American Pen Women (in dual categories of art and letters, vice president, secretary, treasurer, winner non-fiction national contest 1955), Society Southwestern Authors, Grant County Art Guild, Black Range Artists Inc. (vice president 1991), National Audubon Society (publicity chairman Southwestern New Mexico council delegate 1987-1992).

Member many national environmental, peace, and civil rights organizations.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: hiking, sewing, piano, swimming, reading.


Married Hiram Lincoln Parent, March 23, 1957. Children: Laurence Edward, Anne Mayo Parent Fischer Pasqual.

Edward Carrington Mayo Richards

Elizabeth Veech (Coan) Richards

Hiram Lincoln Parent

Laurence Edward Parent

Anne Mayo Parent Fischer Pasqual Parent