(1920 - 2011)
Mary Ann Bransby was active/lived in Colorado, Missouri. Mary Bransby is known for silversmith, art educator, watercolor painting.
Biography Mary Bransby
Following is the obituary of the artist, published in The Gazette, Colorado Springs newspaper, August 28, 2011.
Mary Ann Bransby, Artist and Educator and daughter of Joe and Lillian Hemmie Mary Ann was precocious as a child and teenager, excelling in crafts, sports and music including leathersmithing, archery, fencing and violin. She received a scholarship to the Kansas City Art Institute where she studied silversmithing and-as a pupil of Thomas Hart Benton-mastered the art of watercolor painting.
Mary Ann married fellow student Eric Bransby during her senior year at the Institute a mere two weeks before Pearl Harbor. Their union would span 70 years. While her husband served in the army, Mary Ann designed parts and the
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