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U. S. Women Painters:

1893 Chicago World's Fair and Exposition


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This Page:
Mary MacMonnies-Low
Mary L. Macomber
Alice Randall Marsh
Clara T. McChesney
Evelyn McCormick
Mary E. McDowell
Jane Roma McElroy
Mary Louise McLaughlin
Mary W. Means
Anna Lea Merritt



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Mary Louise Fairchild MacMonnies-Low (1858 - 1946)


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Self-Portrait 1901--
representative work




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Mont Saint Michel, France--
representative work.

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Sailboat (1888)--
representative work.


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Blossoming Time in Normandy 1901--
representative work



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Gardening in Giverny--
representative work



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Winter scene: Le Jardin de Le Moutier. Un coin du parc
par temps de neige.
--representative work



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Baby Berthe in a High Chair with Toys--
representative work.

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In the Nursery--
Giverny
(1888)--
representative work.


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Roses and Lilies 1901--representative work



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Two Women Chatting in
a Garden with a Mill
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representative work.


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Spanish Lady Playing
a Guitar
(1888)--
representative work.


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Portrait of Sara Tyson Hallowell--
representative work.



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Portrait of a Young Woman--
representative work.

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Blind Woman--
representative work.


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Between Neighbors 1891
(also known as Tea al Fresco or Five O'Clock Tea;
MacMonnies-Low taking a tea break with wife of fellow artist)
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exhibited in Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition.


June Morning 1888
(image unavailable) --exhibited in the
Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition.
(Stooping young woman plucks flower from French
kitchen-garden of poppies and vegetables; light blue
haze in air; nearby, a nursemaid holds an infant.)


Primitive Woman 1893
(image unavailable)--go to Mural Page.
Mural in Women's Building, 1893 Exposition.



A descendant of the Puritan Governor William Bradford, Mary MacMonnies-Low was born in Connecticut and studied art at the St. Louis School of Fine Arts and at the Académie Julian in Paris.  She married sculptor Frederick MacMonnies whom she met while studying in France. They lived in France in the 1890s, summering at Giverny near the famous impressionist Monet. However, her mural for the 1893 World Fair was composed in the primitive-heroic academic style. Both MacMonnies were highly recognized for their work at the Fair. Later divorced, she married mural painter Will H. Low and moved to New York, dropping the "MacMonnies" name from all her work.


10 images--click on "Image Gallery" and on "Biography."

4 images--scroll down to "Macmonnies"




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Mary Elizabeth ("Lizzie") Macomber (1861-1916)


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Rosamund the Fair, or Fate
Spinning the Thread of Time
1915--
representative work



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Instrument of Many Strings--
representative work.

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The Singing Stars--
representative work.



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Night and her Daughter Sleep
--representative work.


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[Title unknown]
--representative work.



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Death--
representative work



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The Daughters of Time--
representative work.



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Memory--
representative work.





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My Mother (The Hour-Glass)
[Museum of Fine Arts, Boston]
--representative work.

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Life--
representative work.



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Saint Catherine 1896
[Museum of Fine Arts, Boston]
--representative work.

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The Annunciation c. 1892
(White clothing, dappled bluish green background.)
--exhibited in Fine Arts Palace,
1893 Exposition.


Love Awakening Memory 1892 (image unavailable)
(Two white-robed figures in white marble cloister, pinkish
background; pensive charm and medieval effects)

--exhibited in Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition.


Mary L. Macomber was born in Fall River, Massachusetts where her initial art studies began with Robert Dunning, followed by studies at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and with Frank Duveneck.  She often exhibited at the National Academy of Design show in New York City and at other major museums and galleries.  Her paintings are typically symbolic and allegorical, some with a noticeable Pre-Raphaelite influence.  Unfortunately, many of her paintings were lost in a fire in her studio in 1903.


More links/images




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Alice Randall Marsh (1869-1929)




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Snow Scene--
representative work

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Companions--
exhibited in the Illinois
Building, 1893 Exposition


Shall I Ever Truly Know, Sunny Morning,
and Quiet Meadows (images unavailable)--
exhibited in the Illinois Building, 1893 Exposition.


Alice Randall Marsh was born in Michegan and studied art at the Art Institute of Chicago where she met her future husband, muralist Frederick Dana Marsh.  She helped prepare murals for the 1893 World's Fair, but gained her later reputation for miniature landscapes and portraits.  Further art studies were undertaken in Paris under Merson, Raphael Collin, James McNeill Whistler, and Frederick MacMonnies.  Returning later to America, the Marshes lived for a time at the art colony in Nutley, New Jersey.  Two of their sons, Reginald and James, also became respected artists.



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Clara T(aggart) McChesney (1860 - 1928)


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Portrait of a Beautiful Young Woman 1918
(supposedly a portrait of Mrs. Adolphe Wenzell, wife of a former Director
of a Boston Bank, but elsewhere it is titled Portrait of Zillah Thompson)

--representative work



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Portrait of a Young Woman--
representative work

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Old Blind Fiddler--
representative work.


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A Dutch Woman Knitting
--representative work

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Still Life [title unknown]--
representative work.


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The First Born
--representative work





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The Spinner--
representative work

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The Morning Paper--
representative work.


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The Cobbler--this image
may be The Old Cobbler
exhibited in the Fine Arts
Palace, 1893 Exposition.



Still Life (image unavailable)--exhibited
in the Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition.


Clara McChesney was born in California where she studied art at the San Francisco Art School, followed by more studies at the Gotham Art School and at the Colarossi School in Paris.  She lived the rest of her life in New York and Europe.  She won two medals at the 1893 Exposition and exhibited two pieces at the 1894 Midwinter Fair in California. Some of her paintings were in the style of the Dutch school.




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M(ary) Evelyn McCormick (1869-1948)





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Boats at Dock--
representative work

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A Gondola in Venice--
exhibited in the Illinois
Building, 1893 Exposition



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Jean de Luz--
representative work

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The Customs House, Monterrey
--representative work


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Carmel Valley Pumpkins c. 1907--
representative work

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Cactus Garden, Del Monte c. 1893
--representative work


Afternoon, Old San Luis Rey Mission, Cal
and Morning at Giverny, France (images unavailable)--
exhibited in the Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition.


Arizona Gardens, Del Monte, California
--exhibited in the California Room,
Women's Building, 1893 Exposition.


California artist Evelyn McCormick studied at the California School of Design and in Paris at the Academie Julian. After 1892, she divided her time between San Francisco and Monterey where she often painted the adobes and mission buildings in that area. One of the first women artists in California to embrace impressionism, she was often compared to Monet and Hassam.




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Mary E. McDowell ( c. 1851 - ?? )


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Stained Glass Window
--exhibited in the Women's Building, 1893 Exposition.


Born in Ohio, Mary E. McDowell was the daughter of Daniel McDowell, portrait artist and chairmaker.   Mary may have lived in Roanoke in her later years.   No other information about her is available online.




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Jane Roma McElroy (1867-1923)


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Diamond Head, Hawaii
--representative work


Still Life Study--Music and Tropical Fruits (images unavailable)
 exhibited in the California State Building, 1893 Exposition.



Born in California, Jane Roma McElroy studied art at the San Francisco School of Design and with Emil Carlsen and other artist-teachers.  She was known for her fruit, floral, and Chinese genre paintings.




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Mary Louise McLaughlin (1847-1939)


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Grace May McLaughlin
[Cincinnati Art Museum]
--representative work.


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Cherry Trees in Bloom--
representative work

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Silver Trees--
representative work


Woodland Scene and Head of a Girl
(images unavailable)--two etchings exhibited
in Women's Building, 1893 Exposition.


Portrait of Henry L. Fry (image unavailable)
--exhibited in the Cincinnati Room,
Women's Building, 1893 Exposition.


Ohio artist Mary Louise McLaughlin studied art at the Cincinnati Art Academy.  Although her original goal was evidently portrait painting, she is now known for her ceramics and especially for inventing a technique of underglaze decoration.  She wrote several books, including China Painting which is now credited with launching the china painting movement in America.



Porcelain Vase
Rare Losanti Vase




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Mary Maud (Ward) Means ( 1848 - ?? )


The Dancers--frieze panel exhibited in the
Reception Room, Women's Building, 1893 Exposition.


Portrait of Mrs. Ellen Mitchel, Portrait of J. W. M.,
A Pearl--A Girl, and Portrait of Miss E. I. (images unavailable)
--exhibited in the Illinois State Building, 1893 Exposition


Mary W. Means was born in Ohio and studied art in Paris and Florence, Italy.  At some point in the early twentieth century, she lived for a number of years in Santa Barbara, California.




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Anna (Massey) Lea Merritt (1844-1930)


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Self-Portrait --representative work.


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Luna--
representative work


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Piping Shepherd--
representative work




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The Right Reverend
Talbot
1899--
representative work

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Captain Sir Lambton
Loraine, 11th Battalion
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representative work




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Dame Frederica--
representative work

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Icarus Preparing to Fly
--representative work



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Sir Gilbert Scott--
representative work

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Grandmother's Boa--
representative work


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I will give you rest--
representative work



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Angel--
representative work




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Ophelia 1889 etching--
exhibited in Women's
Building, 1893 Exposition

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Love Locked Out 1889--
[Love barred by Death's Door]
--exhibited in Fine Arts
Palace, 1893 Exposition.


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Eve Overcome with Remorse 1887--
exhibited in Women's Building, 1893 Exposition.


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Needlework Sketch of Decoration for
Vestibule in the Woman's Building
1887--
exhibited in Women's Building, 1893 Exposition.


Portrait of Mrs. Reginald DeKoven (image unavailable)
--exhibited in Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition



Born in Pennsylvania, Anna Lea Merritt was privately educated in a Philadelphia Quaker family.  After studying art in Dresden, she married her London teacher (Henry Merritt) in 1871, only to become a widow shortly thereafter.  Settling permanently in an English village, Merritt often exhibited at the London Royal Academy and in Philadelphia, and won two medals, plus a diploma, at the 1893 Exposition.  Her painting Eve Overcome with Remorse was the first work by a woman ever purchased by the British government.  Many of her paintings like War (1883) show a strong Pre-Raphaelite and allegorical influence.



Dozen Pre-Raphaelite images--includes Lamia, the Serpent Woman and War.




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Posted: 6-25-02; Updated: 08-27-16