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Fort Worth Flashback: Electra Carlin operated one of first private art galleries

Posted March 18, 2013

In honor of _ _Women’s History Month_, each week in March Fort Worth Flashback will take a look at the role of women in our city’s history._

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Electra Marshall Carlin (1913-2000), owner of Carlin Art Galleries, was a member of a pioneer Fort Worth family.

She attended the University of Oklahoma, Beaver College in Pennsylvania and George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where she met her husband, H. Lee Carlin.

After his death she returned to Fort Worth and opened one of the first private art galleries. She operated the galleries 1959-1987, exhibiting the works of nationally known artists like Peter Hurd and Henriette Wyeth, as well as those of Fort Worth artists like Emily Guthrie-Smith and James Blake.

She was also one of the only gallery owners in the Southwest to exhibit and sell Inuit art.

The Fort Worth Library has approximately 10,000 items pertaining to the history of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. These items include city and county government documents, newspapers, directories, cemetery association records, maps as well as popular and scholarly books written by local authors or about local subjects. To learn more, call 817-392-7740 or email the Genealogy, History and Archives Section.

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