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artist , educator

Jean Gardner Abrams, American artist, educator. Recipient award, Monroe Annual, Louisiana, 1968, Mississippi National Watercolor Show, 1967, 1968, Honorary award, Cleveland Crosstie Festival, Mississippi, 1971, Holiday Arts Festival, McComb, Mississippi, 1974, award, Southern Contemporary Arts Festival, Greenville, Mississippi, 1966, 1968.


Abrams, Jean Gardner was born on February 23, 1936 in Braxton, Mississippi, United States. Daughter of Ambros and Bonnie Catherine (Clark) Gardner.


Bachelor of Engineering, Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi, 1964. Master of Arts, University Mississippi, 1968. Master of Fine Arts in Painting, University Mississippi, 1980.


Instructor art Mississippi Delta Junior College, Moorhead, since 1968, art coordinator fine arts department.


  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include Mississippi Delta Junior College, 0193, Seymour Library., Indianola, Mississippi, 1964, Percy Library., Greenville, Mississippi, 1967, University Mississippi, 1968, 1980, Mississippi Art Education Association, 1968, Mississippi Arts Festival, 1973, Greenwood Arts Festival, 1972, Central Delta Academy, 1973, Moorhead Library.

      , 1974, Greenville First Federal Savings and Loan, 1974, Miss Art Colony Travel Shows, 1964, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1977, 1982, University Mississippi, 1964, 1980, Delta State University, 1980, Mississippi Arts Festival, 1967, 1968, 1973, Cleveland Crosstie, 1970-1971, 1975, 1976, Mississippi Art Association Junior College Faculty Exhibit., 1984, 1985, Cottonlandia Competition, 1984, 1985, 1986. Exhibiting artist Cottonlandia Competition, South Galleries.

      Represented in permanent collections University Mississippi, Newborn Center, Mississippi Medical Center, Mississippi Delta Junior College.


Sunday school teacher, member choir, director children's choir Second Baptist Church, Indianola, Mississippi. Member of Southern Watercolor Society, Mississippi Art Association, National Society Literature and Arts, Mississippi Delta Junior College Faculty Association (past chairman), Mississippi Junior College Art Teachers, Women's Caucus Art, Mississippi Art Education Associations (past president), National Art Education Associations (past Mississippi chairman teacher of art in higher education, state delegate 1974-1975), Delta Kappa Gamma (past membership chairman, past chapter vice president), Kappa Delta Pi, Kappa Pi.


Married Joseph Robert Abrams, May 23, 1954. Children: Catherine Jean, Robert Wade.

Ambros Gardner

Bonnie Catherine (Clark) Gardner

Joseph Robert Abrams

Catherine Jean Abrams

Robert Wade Abrams