Finding Aid to the Anna Diuguid Turner (1886-1966) Greeting Cards

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JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 MEMORIAL AVENUE
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA 24501
(434) 846-0501

ANNA DIUGUID TURNER (1886-1966) GREETING CARDS
The collection includes cards designed by Anna Diuguid TURNER, mostly woodblock prints, along with some of the original art work.

ANNA DIUGUID TURNER (1886-1966)
Anna DIUGUID, daughter of William D. DIUGUID and Nora A. CATTRELL, was
born in Lynchburg, Virginia, on 13 December 1886. On 17 September 1918, she married
Hugh Lovelace TURNER, born in Bedford County, the son of T. J. and Jennie TURNER.
Formerly a businessman of Petersburg, TURNER operated the Turner Taxi and Auto
Service in Lynchburg.
Anna Diuguid TURNER was vice-president of the W. D. Diuguid Funeral Home in
Lynchburg from ca. 1928 until ca. 1946.
A member of the Lynchburg Art Club, Anna Diuguid TURNER did not begin painting
until she was over fifty years of age. Her instructors included Georgia MORGAN, Pierre
DAURA, Elliott C. CLARK and others. Noted for her landscapes painted in her style of
"contemporary impressionism,” her paintings were exhibited in Virginia, New York and
Florida. She gave her first one-man show in 1951, in Lynchburg. In 1956, a review of
her show in Sarasota, Florida, hailed her as the "Grandma Moses of Sarasota."
A member of the First Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Anna Diuguid TURNER died 4
May 1966 and was buried in the Spring Hill Cemetery.
["Exhibitions of Art Work of Mrs. Anna Diuguid Turner," FF2019, Jones Memorial Library, Lynchburg,
VA; Obituary, Lynchburg News, 6 May 1966, Sect. B, p. 6 col. 1; Hill's Lynchburg City Directory, 1920-21
(Richmond: Hill Directory Co., 1920), p. 450. Nothing further is known of Hugh L. Turner. Since Anna is
at a different address, there may have been a divorce ca. 1920; Hill's Lynchburg City Directory, 1928
(Richmond: Hill Directory Co., 1928), p. 470; Hill's Lynchburg City Directory, 1946-47 (Richmond: Hill
Directory Co., 1946), p. 541; Wedding, Lynchburg News, 18 September 1918, p. 5 col. 1; Marriage
Register, Lynchburg (Va.) Corporation Court, Book 5, p. 259, 16 September 1918.]

MS1024

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Title

Finding Aid to the Anna Diuguid Turner (1886-1966) Greeting Cards

Subject

Manuscript finding aid
Turner, Anna Diuguid (1886-1966)
greeting cards

Description

Manuscript finding aid for a collection of cards designed by Anna Diuguid TURNER, mostly wood-block prints, along with some of the original art work.

Creator

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Publisher

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Date

2023

Rights

George M. Jones Memorial Library

Format

Adobe portable document file (pdf)

Language

English

Identifier

MS1024FA

Citation

George M. Jones Memorial Library, “Finding Aid to the Anna Diuguid Turner (1886-1966) Greeting Cards,” Digital Collections, accessed July 13, 2024, https://digitaljones.omeka.net/items/show/32.