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Anne Noggle Foundation Contributes to Art Division of Museum of Texas Tech University

Kristen Barton

December 15, 2016


The foundation donated 43 original photographs by Anne Noggle.

Anne Noggle
Anne Noggle

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The Anne Noggle Foundation donated 43 original photographs by Noggle to the art division of the Museum of Texas Tech University.

Her art is marked by honest portraits of herself, her friends and her family. One of her more famous series is a compilation of self-portraits while undergoing a facelift in 1975. The photos in the collection at the museum range from 1970 to 1987.

Noggle once said in an interview her work focused on aging faces because she liked "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."

Noggle was born in Evanston, Illinois, in 1922 and died in Albuquerque in 2005. Noggle was a pilot and served in the Women Airforce Service Pilots for a year in 1943. She also flew a crop duster. Later, she earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in art at the University of New Mexico.

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