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Margaret Foley Byassee Edit Profile

Vocalist , poet , art educator

Margaret Foley Byassee, American art educator, poet, vocalist. Certified teacher. Named to International Society Poetry Hall of Fame, 1996; recipient Editor's Choice award The National Library Poetry, 1995, 96, 2000.

Background

Byassee, Margaret Foley was born on January 17, 1922 in Newport, Rhode Island, United States. Daughter of Edward B. and May (Cruickshank) Foley.

Education

Student, Wheaton College, 1949. Bachelor, University Tennessee, Knoxville, 1952. Master of Education, University Tennessee, Chattanooga, 1984.

Career

Art teacher Oak Ridge (Tennessee) City School Systems, 1953-1961, Chattanooga (Tennessee) City School Systems, 1962-1982, Sweetwater (Tennessee) City Schools, 1984-1985, artist-in-residence.

Achievements

  • Certified teacher.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author numerous poems. One-woman shows Gallery 210, Chattanooga, Ariel Galleries, New York, among others.

Membership

Member Artist Guild, Newport, Rhode Island, 1998-1999, Newport Art Museum, 1998-1999. President Chattanooga Civic Arts League, Authors and Artists, Chattanooga. Sergeant United States Army, 1943-1946.

Member Women in the Arts, International Society Poetry, Association Visual Arts, Chattanooga Tennessee Authors and Artists.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Tennis, golf, camping, soloist with island senior chorus, painting.

Connections

Married Ivan Byassee, October 1, 1950 (deceased).

father:
Edward B. Foley

mother:
May (Cruickshank) Foley

spouse:
Ivan Byassee