Lydia Dunham Smith Fabian (1857-1947)
Absent from any exhibitions for a number of years, Lydia Dunham Fabian, an accomplished artist and somewhat of a world traveler, presented 34 of her latest oil paintings at an exhibition held at Newcomb, Macklin & Company, Chicago, in August of 1923. In defining her work, she commented, "To tell a story in a picture may not be according to modern ideas, but almost every picture here is a narrative." Upon which the interviewer remarked in appreciation, "It is an exhibit that should be generally interesting for Mrs. Fabian has come back into her own."
One of three daughters, Lydia was born March 22, 1857, in Charlotte, Michigan to Alonzo and Julian Ann (Temple) Dunha
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