The daughter of Indianapolis mayor Thomas Taggart, Lucy Taggart served as a board member of the Herron School of Art from 1915 to 1943, and as an unpaid professor at Herron from 1931 to 1943. She taught painting and portraiture to countless students. As a member of the Board, Taggart helped to steer the direction of the school and sat on an important committee to find Herron School of Art's first director. The board hired Donald Mattison in 1933.
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