Georgia Belle Leach Gough

Title: Professor Emerita of Art
Company: University of North Texas
Location: Denton, Texas, United States

Georgia Belle Gough, Professor Emerita of Art at the University of North Texas, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in art education.

Having earned the distinguished title of a professor emerita of art at the University of North Texas in 1975, Dr. Gough is a renowned art educator who recently celebrated her 100th birthday. Between 1941 and 1947, she taught elementary art education at District 16 in Noble County, Oklahoma, as well as at the Denison School District and Oklahoma City School District. Dr. Gough joined the University of North Texas in 1947, where she went on to excel as an instructor, assistant professor, associate professor and full professor for nearly three decades. Alongside her husband, Ray, the couple are considered local pioneers in visual arts and were honored with the Ray and Georgia Gough Design Research Space at the University of North Texas. They have also been aligned with the Greater Denton Arts Council and the Ray and Georgia Gough Research Fund in Interiors, Fibers, Ceramics, Jewelry, Metal and Related Arts.

Finding vast success in her career, Dr. Gough was the recipient of the University of North Texas Green Glory Award for Exceptional Service in 2004 and a Community Arts Recognition Award in 1995. Specializing in ceramics, she has led one-woman shows, contributed articles to professional journals and designed local projects. In her illustrious career, she has also served as a delegate to the World Crafts Council, a craftsman and trustee of the American Crafts Council and a secretary of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. Dr. Gough received a Bachelor of Science from Central State College in Oklahoma in 1941 and a Master of Science from North Texas State University in 1946. In 1963, she obtained a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Oklahoma. To attest to her legacy, Dr. Gough can also be found in editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who of American Women.

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