Meadowlark Gallery: The Artist Biographies

Anna Dwyer (1927-2018)

Anna Lee (Golterman) Dwyer was born in Plentywood, Montana on December 29, 1927. Her lifelong love of art began as a young child.

In June of 1949, Anna married Donald William "Bill" Dwyer. Over 45 years together they raised four children. In 1979, a job transfer took them to Connecticut until 1991 when they returned to Swan Lake.

She captured on canvas and preserved in clay the action of ranch life, fast paced rodeo events, polo games, and children. Her bronzes and paintings were shown in leading art galleries throughout the United States and are held in private collections in Europe and Canada. Anna has been the recipient of many awards including the "Best of Sculpture" at the Pacific Northwest Art Show in Spokane and the "Best of Sculpture" at the Oakroom Exhibition in Connecticut. One of her paintings was accepted into the Connecticut Water Color Society. She exhibited with the Northwest Rendezvous Group as a guest artist and for many years was chosen to participate in the C. M. Russell Art Show and Auction in Great Falls, Montana.

Just a personal note, she was a great lady who was very easy to work with and so much of a delight. Anna passed on February 1, 2018, at her home on Swan Lake.

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