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 Marie Atkinson Hull  (1890 - 1980)

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Lived/Active: Mississippi      Known for: portrait and landscape painting, illustration

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Sally Case

Portrait of Sharecroppers
I am trying to find the location of possibly 2 portraits by Marie Hull. My grandfather was one of the subjects of these paintings. The first, and I've seen a photo of this, is of 2 gentlemen of Mississippi. They are seated and I believe the title is "Sharecroppers'. I think there is a second one of just my grandfather, probably painted around the same time. I would love to see these myself.


Marie Hull
I have a painting of Marie Hulls that was given to my mother and father-in law as a wedding gift. The painting is of magnolias and is quite big. It appears to be self -framed. I have a picture taken at my husbands great-grandmother's 100th birthday party that includes Marie Hull as part of the family and a note on the picture says "Marie Hull, artist who painted our wedding gift" (in my mother-in-laws- handwriting) You can't get much more provonance than that! My mother in law always said "please, someone, keep that picture, it was painted by a relative". My mother-in-law and father-in-law both died and nobody wanted the picture! I , the daughter -in -law asked if I could have it. I consider it a treasure--and considered it so even before I found how what an important painter Marie Hull was. My husband's aunt lived in Jackson close to Marie Hull. The birthday party was in Columbia, Mississippi.I have dates of the party, marriage, etc.,--but would have to look them up.

Gaye Ragland

Marie Hull painting
I am an RN who cared for Ms. Hull in Jackson Compere's Nursing Home in the seventies. She didn't want to walk according to MD order - I bribed her with a trip to her house if she would walk - she did and so I took her for a visit home. Later she heard it was my birthday, so she painted a picture for me while in the nursing home. I suppose it is one of her very last to paint. She asked me what color I wanted. Of course I assured her she knew more about color than me. She painted a landscape with lots of pink. She named it "New Mexico Mountains." I learned later pink was her favorite color as is mine. She even put Happy Birthday on the back. She was a delight to know and care for. I cherish the picture as a gift from her.

Shirley Payne

Marie Hull Signature
I bought a Marie Hull watercolor at a Houston, TX resale store. It has Marie Hull signature from 1936. All of Marie Hull's painting that I have seen has signature as printed and not signed. Did she sign and print her signatures?

Paul Edelstein

Marie Atkinson Hull Meeting Her at Compere's Nursing Home,Jackson, MS. 198
Hi Everyone,
I remember meeting Marie Hull in 1980 at Comeperes Nursing Home in Jackson, Mississippi. I did her portrait in her room. She said if she knew such a handsome gentleman was coming by she would have put on lipstick and makeup. At that time she was 90 years old. I also remember a jar of M and M's on her table she had for guests. Also there was drawing and a painting of an assistant named "Sally". E mail me back if you have any stories of Marie Hull. She was a neighbor of Eudora Welty, not a next door neighbor, but in the neighborhood.

becky serio

marie hull
I went with my grandmother Lucille H Holbrook to visit Mrs. Hull often in her home in Belhaven I was very young and do not remember much but I do have several paintings that she did of terra cotta colored houses.and a book about her life that I treasure


my great grandfather
I inherited a portrait of my great grandfather that he commissioned to Marie Hull. I have always loved the portrait but am thrilled to know the history behind Ms. Hull.

Nancy Q

She is my aunt Bah ( Marie Hull )
As a grand niece, her words, I can say that being influenced by her discipline and talent; she just gets bigger. From those days on her "side porch" to a midlife re-discovery of who she was in American Art, she lived by education as the permission to paint.


Marie Hull Oil on Burlap
I recently purchased a large oil painting on heavy burlap by Marie Hull. It is nearly identical to one of Cuenca, Spain, depicted on page 48 of the book, The Art of Marie Hull. The painting has an elaborate hand-carved frame which appears to be European. The painting came from an estate and probably dates to the late 1920s. Did Mrs. Hull often use burlap? Did she often paint images more than once? Mine appears to have more detail than the painting in the book, and it is larger. Any information would be appreciated.

William Ethridge

I was a Hull student
Marie Hull was my art teacher in Jackson, MS, from about 1952 (when I was about 4) for about 10 years -- through roughly 1962 (my junior high school years). She had me doing watercolors and oils in no time. (I still have a floral oil painting I did at age 5--yes, that's age 5!--under her tutelage.) She was always gracious, warm, and keenly observant. I tool my art tools to see her every Saturday morning. Typically 4 or 5 (ranging from 2 to 8) other students might be present. Occasionally she would take the brush from my young hands, as I attempted to paint flower petals, and quickly stroke the canvas to show me what she meant. I learned not to have an overly proprietary sense of the art I did at her home. Her yard was replete with trees and, especially in the spring, bursting with flowers. Sometimes she's place fruit in a bowl, for reasons only her eye could see, for me to paint. Or she might simply stand 2 or 3 bottles on a table and break out the water colors. I particularly remember the profusions of daylilies and the thickness of the foliage around her house in the (if memory serves me correctly) "Belhaven" area of Jackson. When she left for a European trip, she was as effervescent as a young girl going to a prom. Her joy in life was evident and contagious, and I will be grateful to her for the rest of my life.

John Fowler

LaRose Fowler
I am LaRose Fowler's son. My mother was one of Marie Hull's art students.

My mother passed away some time ago. She was a home maker that loved art and poetry. She beloved to a poetry society in Jackson and had some poems published in their magazine.

I did not even realize that anyone outside of the family had one of her paintings. My sister has at least one.


Hull student
I own a still life of mums signed by LaRose Fowler. Was owned by my grandmother in Jackson, MS forever. She always said it was painted by a student of Marie Hull's. Did she teach in Jackson area or is there any info re this "student?"

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