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 Marian Williams Steele  (1912 - 2001)

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Lived/Active: New Jersey/Massachusetts/California      Known for: landscape, marine, figure

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BIOGRAPHY for Marian Steele
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1912 (Trenton, New Jersey)
 
Death
2001 (Gloucester, Massachusetts)

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New Jersey/Massachusetts/California

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Marian Williams Steele

Education :  Trenton New Jersey; Barnes Foundation; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Member :  Guild Boston Artists; Academic Artists; Copley Society; Cambridge Area Artists; North Shore Arts Association; Rockport Art Association; Ogunquit Artists Group; New England Artists.

Awards :  Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; Cresson Traveling Scholarship to Europe 1936; Charles Tappan Prize; Composition Prize; John H. Packard; Henry J. Thouron (twice); AAPA Prize 1938-1939; Laguna Beach Art Association; Santa Paula Arts Association;Lazare Barth Memorial ; North Shore Arts Association 1948; Long Beach Arts Association 1945; Ogunquit Art Center 1953 and 1960; Montclair Museum; Bush Reisinger Museum 1959, 1st for Watercolors and 1st for Oils; Copley Society 1960, 1st for Figure; Springfield Museum 1959; Rockport for Oil 1960; 1st North Shore Pize for Best Landscape and Marine.

One-Man Shows : New Hope Gallery, PA; Laguna Beach Art Galleries; Long Beach Gallery; Rockport Art Association; Copley Plaza; Copley Society; Guild of Boston Artits; Robinson Galleries in Miami.

Important Portraits :  Gov. H.G. Hoffman, NJ; Ada Hoffman; Com. Geore Warren Jr., NJ; Mr. and Mrs. William E. Moore for Ryder & Moore Collection; Julius Shaffer for Har Sinai Temple, NJ; Frank Holmes, NJ; Dr. John Aschley, State Hospital, NJ; Dorothy Dix; Dr. Henry A. Cotton, Sr.; H. Arthur Smith for YMCA Trenton, NJ; Robert L. Moore, Concord MA; Mrs. Simmons Roof; George Henderson; Charles M. Rotch, Harold B. Golding and George R. Blodgett for the Rotch Room, Boston Skating Club; Mrs. Robert Mac Pherson; Lloyd Garswell; The Late Dr. Gilbert Horrax of the Lahey Clinic; Dr. Richard B. Cattell, President of Lahey Clinic.

Information provided by Pat McCormick.

Source:
Artists of the Rockport Art Association.  Fourth Edition.  A pictorial and descriptive record of The Oldest Art Organization on Cape Ann.   Published by The Rockport Art Association., Rockport, Massachusetts, 1964.
 


This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Born in Trenton, New Jersey, Marian Steele became a landscape and marine painter who received more than 100 awards for the quality of her painting.

She studied at the Trenton School of Industrial Arts and then at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts with Daniel Garber. From the Academy, she received the Cresson Traveling Scholarship to Europe.

She had studios in Cambridge and in her home in Gloucester overlooking Good Harbor Beach.

Biography from Crocker Art Museum Store:
Painter. Born in Trenton, NJ on Jan. 4, 1912.

Marian was the wife of Chauncey Steele. She studied at the PAFA. Most of her career was spent as a resident of Cambridge and Rockport, MA; however, she made many trips to southern California to paint and exhibit. She died in Gloucester, MA on Feb. 8, 2001. Member: Calif. Art Club; AAPL; Laguna Beach AA; Rockport AA; North Shore AA.

Exh: PAFA, 1933-37 (prizes); Laguna Beach AA, 1933-35 (prizes); Newark Museum, 1938; Rockport AA, 1942, 1953-55; LACMA, 1944; Long Beach AA, 1944 (prize); Boston Artists Guild, 1953-55; Cambridge AA, 1953-56. In: NJ State Hospital. WWAA 1947-62.
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