Shirley Tabler Biography

Shirley Tabler

American

1936-2020

Biography

Painter and printmaker Shirley May Tabler was born on March 18, 1936 in Washington, D.C. Her formal art education began later in life and she attended the University of Maryland in her late 30s, earning her Masters in Art Education and Library Sciences. She taught high school art classes and pursued painting and printmaking on her own time. She exhibited frequently, and was listed in the 1993-1994 Who's Who of American Woemn Artists.

She was a member of the Miniature Painters Sculptors Gravers Society, the National League of American Pen Women, the Cider Painters, Olney Art Association, and the Washington Printmakers. Her work is included in the permanent collection of Smithsonian American Art Museum. Tabler died on Decmber15, 2020.