A Texas native reared in Kansas City, Sallie Day Mogerman grew up in an artistic family. Both her sisters were artists, as were her mother and grandmother. Her son has been an art professor for more than 20 years.
Sallie began drawing at an early age. After graduating cum laude from Lindenwood College (now University) in St. Charles, Missouri, she began her portrait studies with well-known Kansas City illustrator and portrait painter Harry Fredman. She studied with Mr. Fredman for nine years until his retirement in 1995. Since that time, she has traveled to Florence and Rome, studying works of the masters. Sallie has been an artist-in-residence at the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles, Missouri since its opening in July of 2004.
Sallie works in oils on fine Belgian linen from life and photographic sittings. Among her clientele are educators, business people, attorneys, physicians, and their families. She is a member of the St. Louis Artist's Guild™, the American Society of Portrait Artists™, the Portrait Institute™, Oil Painters of America™, and the Best of Missouri Hands™. Her recent honors include multiple "Best of Show" awards from area art exhibition juries.