(1849 - 1932)
Maria Longworth Nichols Storer was active/lived in Ohio / France. Maria Storer is known for ceramics, painting.
Biography Maria Storer
Founder of the Rookwood Pottery Company in Cincinnati in 1880, Maria
Storer was a ceramist and painter who trained at the Cincinnati Art
Academy with Thomas Noble and at the Cincinnati Museum with Frank
Duveneck. She studied in Paris and exhibited at the Paris Salon
of 1880 and won 100 medals for pottery. Previous to that she had
exhibited her work at the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia,
and at this event, she became very impressed with the Japanese ceramics
that she saw.
She was a member of the wealthy Longworth family of Cincinnati, the
daughter of Joseph Longworth, and began her art career at home painting
china patterns on porcelain. She took advantage of her father's
offer of an old sch
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