Phoebe Allen Mathys
May 4, 1941 - May 1, 2016
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Phoebe Allen Mathys, retired Professor Emeritus of Fine Art at Louisiana Tech University, died peacefully in her home surrounded by friends on May 1, 2016. Her death came after a courageous battle with cancer, and only three days prior to what would have been her 75th birthday.Phoebe held the B.A. and M.A. degrees in Art…

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Harvey "Buddy" Fields left a message on May 4, 2016:
I was one of Phoebe's classmates at Farmerville High during our senior year. She was a great friend in and out of the classrooms. I have a lot of memories of her during that time and was very sorry to hear about her passing. My condolences to Phoebe's family, classmates and friends, and her dedicated students who all admired her greatly. A beautiful lady.
Keith Morris left a message on May 4, 2016:
Almost everything I know about pure design--good design and why it works or doesn't, I learned from Phoebe. Before Phoebe I enjoyed art. After her classes I understood it. 48 years have passed and I use that knowledge everyday. Outside of class you were a friend and sightseeing buddy "par excellence." I don't know how we ended up with you at Salvatore Ferragamo's in Florence, the Buca Lapi Restaurant or at the rooftop bar on top of the Hilton in Rome but it was all the stuff that memories are made of . . . . Thanks!
Lamar Mullican left a message on May 4, 2016:
I was sad to learn of Phoebe's passing, we became friends when I did Pat Riley's estate sale next door, and since that time she has helped me with pricing of art in other estate sale's, I will miss her friendship and having the advantage of her knowledge, if I can be of any help, please let me know, my phone # is 318-355-1557s
Louise McLean Bodenheimer left a message on May 3, 2016:
There are art teachers, instructors and mentors. There are also "art mothers." Phoebe was such a person to me. She challenged and championed me throughout my life in art. Her teaching and voice have remained with me as I have crossed many streams in my career journey. She was straightforward, knowledgeable, warm and connecting to many students. You always knew where you were with Phoebe. I feel so blessed and privileged to have had her as an instructor at Tech Rome, later in design my freshman year and in workshops. Her professionalism was a fine example to emulate. I keep her counsel close when I create and grow. She will be missed by many whose lives she touched and made a difference. Love you, Phoebe. Thank you for your many gifts...
Jenny Wilmot left a message on May 3, 2016:
I was a student of Phoebe Allen's. The only phrase that comes to mind when I think of Phoebe is "from one came many". She taught all design students with Abstract Clarity. She taught us to always do better work, never settle, and to strive and achieve excellence in our projects. I remember her having great intelligence, spunk, and creativity. I am grateful to have had her as one of my design professors. She was amazing. Her design legacy will long endure.
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Brian McNew left a message on May 2, 2016:
I enjoyed her as a professor while I was an architecture student at Louisiana Tech. She was tough but you learned a great deal.
Jill Goulart left a message on May 2, 2016:
Phoebe Allen was a fine, dedicated, hard worker. She loved her students and made sure they each came out if Louisiana Tech knowing how to paint.
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