Francis Douglas Motter was Provincial President for three
consecutive terms, 1964 to 1967.
He received his early art training studying with A.C. Leighton
and later graduated in 1935 with a B.F.A. Degree from the
University of Missouri. His watercolours, mainly landscape, and his
weavings are represented in private collections throughout North
America. Doug was recognised internationally for his work as a
weaving designer when the fruits of his loom were on display at the
Brussels World's Fair.
He taught weaving, design, drawing and watercolour at the
Southern Alberta Institute Of Technology (from 1967 to 1977),
whilst opening a weaving studio, Douglas Motter & Associates,
and producing one of a kind fabrics and commissioned pieces.
Beside his work as an artists, in 1946 he was a founding member
of the Calgary Allied Arts Council; President and member of the
Alberta Society of Artists; and for seven years chaired the Calgary
Allied arts Foundation and owner of the building at 830 - 9th
Avenue SW where Theatre Calgary began life in the late l960's. Doug
received an honorary doctorate from the University of Calgary in
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