“As an art teacher, he would have been thrilled,” Julie Anglin said last week after her family honored her father, Doug Anglin, with a generous donation in support of Grayson Gallery & Art Center.
Born and raised in Grayson, Doug Anglin was an art instructor in Carter County schools for 17 years. He was also a prolific sign painter and commercial artist.
He died in 1983 in a car accident at age 40. At the time of his death, Doug was teaching art at East Carter High School. Gregarious, fun-loving and always a gentleman, Doug was beloved by students and friends alike.
After his death, Doug’s wife Lois and his daughters, Julie and Leslie, along with generous donations from the community, started the Doug Anglin Memorial Scholarship Fund. The fund was designed to help graduating East Carter High School students to pursue further education and training in the visual arts. The Anglin family is now donating the entire balance of the fund, $5000, to the Grayson Gallery and Art Center, in loving memory of Doug.
With this contribution, it is the family’s hope that Doug’s spirit will continue to inspire people of all ages in the Grayson community to develop their artistic talents and to have fun expressing themselves. Doug’s children and grandchildren are carrying on his passion for the arts.
Doug’s younger daughter Julie is an advocate for the motion picture industry based in Washington, DC, advising movie studios such as Disney and Netflix on international policy issues. Doug’s older daughter Leslie is a talented visual artist and freelance publishing professional currently residing in St. Louis, Missouri. Julie’s daughters, Iris (10) and Rosemary (7) love to draw and paint and take classes with Mrs. Everman at the Grayson Gallery and Art Center from time to time.
Lois, now retired in Grayson, is a former English teacher at East Carter High School.