Lamar Dodd (b. 1909 in Fairburn, GA – d. 1996 in Athens, GA) studied art at the Georgia Institute of Technology with fellow artists, George Lucks, Boardman Robinson and John Steurt Curry. In 1937, Dodd began a teaching career at the University of Georgia, Athens, GA and received numerous awards including the Pepsi-Cola Award and the Edwin Palmer Memorial Prize. Dodd’s works were exhibited at the New York World’s Fair, the Golden Gate International Exhibition in 1939, and at Carnegie Institute in 1936. Dodd’s works are found in collections of the Chicago Art Institute (Chicago, IL), the University of Georgia (Athens, GA), IBM, and the Pepsi-Cola Company. In his honor, The Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia commemorates his achievements, while a retrospective exhibition, Lamar Dodd at MOCA GA in 2008/2009, acknowledges and highlights his creative contributions.

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