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Frances deCourcy Mercer Edit Profile

artist , educator

Frances deCourcy Mercer, American artist, educator. Certified teacher Florida. Scholar Tuition scholar, San Francisco Art Institute, 1972, 1973, 1974.


Mercer, Frances deCourcy was born on June 14, 1944 in Centreville, Mississippi, United States. Daughter of John Homer Junior and Patricia Powers (Given) Mercer.


Bachelor in English Literature, University Miami, 1969. Master of Arts in History of Art, University Miami, 1971. Master of Fine Arts in Painting, San Francisco Art Institute, 1974.


Instructor South Florida Art Institute, Hollywood, Florida, 1979—1981. Teaching assistant San Francisco Art Institute, 1974. Instructor Broward Community College, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1979—1983.

Owner 17th St. Galleries, 1984—1991. Teacher Broward County School Board, 1980—1982. Adjunct professor Florida Atlantic University, 1979—1980.


  • Certified teacher Florida.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibited in group shows at Grove Art Gallery, Coconut Grove, Florida, 1973, Emanuel Walter Gallery, San Francisco, 1975, The Lucian LaBaudt Gallery, 1976, The Both Up Gallery, Berkeley, California, 1976, Discover Center, Fort Lauderdale, 1980, Nova University Artoberfest, Art and Culture Center Hollywood, 1981, Indian Hammock Hunt and Riding Club, Okeechobee, Florida, 1998, A.E. Backus Gallery and Museum, Fort Pierce, Florida, 2000, private collections.


  • Other Interests

    Photography, trail hiking, kayaking, golf, sailing.


John Homer Mercer Junior

Patricia Powers (Given) Mercer