Texas Art Teacher Dies in Car Crash Leaving Museum

by Paula Newton July 10, 2014

Joey Doyle headshotAfter picking up student artwork from a Glassell School of Art exhibition, long-time Aldine ISD art educator Joseph Doyle was leaving the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) yesterday morning when he swerved into traffic, hit another car, and struck a tree, reports KPRC. Some witnesses report that Doyle was slumped over the wheel before the crash, but it is not yet known if he suffered from some sort of a medical issue.

Doyle was a Texas arts educator for thirty years and was Aldine ISD’s program director for Visual Art. Since 2000, he served as director of Texas Art Education Association’s Visual Arts Scholastic Events (VASE). Doyle was an award-winning teacher and administrator and, in 2005, was named Texas Art Educator of the Year.

A MFAH representative told KPRC that staff members recovered the artwork from the car in order to return it to the student artists.


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robert neustadt July 10, 2014 - 09:47

Condolences to Joey’s family and friends….not to mention all the student and artists who helped. The world is a little less fun and creative without Joey.

Marvin & Betty Moon July 11, 2014 - 15:03

Betty and I are stunned! I particularly recall Joey at TTU Junction and the many good times we had there. He was far more than just a good student. Certainly one of the most memorable ones during my tenure as a professor at Tech.He was so young to have been taken away like this.
Our condolences to his family and to his friends.

Jose Lozano June 1, 2021 - 05:34

I Decided to look him up today and was saddened to find out that He was no longer with us , I remember going thru depression in High school at MacArthur in 92 thru 95 and being in his art class was the only time that I could escape from everything and was lucky to have his class for 3 years before dropping out but in 97 went by MacArthur to sign up for a GED class and he saw me in the hall way and to my surprise he had kept my art work after 2 years and wanted to return it to me , Mr. Doyle was one of the Greatest teachers out three and really cared about his students. My condolences go out to his Family and Friends .


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