Anne Noggle Foundation Donates to the Art Division of the Museum of Texas Tech University
The Anne Noggle Foundation recently donated to the Museum of Texas Tech University forty-three original photographs by the artist, pilot, veteran, professor, curator, and namesake of this foundation. After a career as a pilot, including service in the Women Airforce Service Pilots in 1943-44 and a crop duster, Noggle earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in art from the University of New Mexico. Her artwork is marked by honest, pithy and discerning portraits of herself, friends, and family. One of her more demanding series is a group of self-portraits done while she was undergoing a facelift in 1975. Noggle's work also focused on aging faces because, as she noted in an interview, "I like older faces, not because of aging itself, but rather the look of the face, the revelation of life, and the conflict between what was and what they are now."
The 43 artworks now in the Museum's collection range from 1970 to 1987. Noggle, born in Evanston, Illinois in 1922, died in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2005. For more information contact the Helen DeVitt Jones Curator of Art, Dr. Peter S. Briggs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 806-834-4255.