Margaret Whitaker Weir Stedman
(1882 - 1963)
Margaret Whitaker Weir Stedman was active/lived in New Jersey, Pennsylvania. Margaret Stedman is known for miniature portrait and still-life painting on ivory, teaching.
Biography Margaret Whitaker Weir Stedman
Margaret Whitaker Weir Stedman (1882-1963) was an accomplished painter of miniatures on ivory, portraits and still lifes. Several of her paintings are on display in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts where she was a student of Anna Archimbaux.
Margaret was born in Waco, Texas, on September 10, 1882, the daughter of Duncan Campbell Weir (1845-1926) and Alice Whitaker (1850-1934). They left Texas when Margaret was very young, and she grew up in the area of Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. There her father, a coal mine supervisor, was heavily involved in Democrat politics and was sheriff of Lackawanna County.
She studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Early in her career she was an art teacher and
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