Ann Saint John Hawley (1919-2011)


Ann Saint John Hawley was born in the Panama in 1919 and raised in the Philippines, Washington, D.C. and Lake Bluff, Illinois. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Theater Arts from Northwestern University and a Master of Arts in Painting from the University of Denver. She and her husband Dr. Robert Lee Hawley moved from Denver, Colorado to Taos, New Mexico in 1975.

Hawley was a dedicated artist, potter, sculptor, and practitioner of Butoh, as well as a mother of six. Her works include oil paintings, watercolor, pen and ink drawings, sumi drawing, woodcarvings, woodcuts, serigraphs, monoprints, etchings and sculpture. Her works are inspired by her feeling that spirit is in all forms and manifests itself in the dynamic flow of integration and disintegration.

A prolific and active artist throughout her life, Hawley continued to paint and sculpt until her passing in 2011 at the age of ninety-two.


Schools of Study

Northwestern University
University of Denver

Partial List of Collections

Harwood Museum of Art
Numerous Private Collections

Selected Exhibitions

Gallery Maravilla, Taos, N.M. 2004
New Directions Gallery, Taos, NM 2004
Michele Cook Gallery, Santa Fe, N.M. 2005
Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, N.M. 2006