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Dona Rae Sawhill Edit Profile

Portrait artist

Dona R. Sawhill, American Portrait artist. Member American Society Portrait Artists, American Society Classical Realism, Portrait Society Atlanta (president 1989-1991, board directors 1990-1996, advisor since 1996).

Background

Sawhill, Dona Rae was born on October 31, 1933 in St. Joseph, Missouri, United States. Daughter of Bliss Raymond and Ada Irene (Benton) Bowman.

Education

Student, University Michigan, 1951. Student, Michigan Technology University, 1952. Student, Central Michigan University, 1953.

Certified, The Portrait Institute, New York City, 1984.

Career

Director secretarial training, Northeastn School Commerce, Bay City, Michigan, 1955-1957;artist/owner, Dona R. Sawhill Portraits, Atlanta, since 1985;owner, Sawhill Portrait Group, Atlanta, since 1996. Contributing artist United States Coast Guard Art Program, Washington, 1984-1985. Guest speaker in field.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributing artist: The Best of Portrait Painting, 1997.

Membership

Member American Society Portrait Artists, American Society Classical Realism, Portrait Society Atlanta (president 1989-1991, board directors 1990-1996, advisor since 1996).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, music, fine art.

Connections

Married Eugene Wesley Sawhill, August 29, 1953. Children: Ronald Bliss, Steven George, Roger Lloyd.

father:
Bliss Raymond Bowman

mother:
Ada Irene (Benton) Bowman

spouse:
Eugene Wesley Sawhill

children:
Ronald Bliss Sawhill

Steven George Sawhill

Roger Lloyd Sawhill