(1854 - 1921)
Mary Augusta Hiester Reid was active/lived in Pennsylvania, Ontario, New York / Canada. Mary Reid is known for landscape, portrait, still life, floral, interior and atmospherics painting.
Portrait of Mary Hiester Reid by George Agnew Reid
30.25” X 25.25” oil on canvas, dated 1885. Collection of the National Gallery of Canada.
Biography Mary Reid
Mary Hiester Reid
Born - Reading,Pennsylvania, United States, 1854
Died - Toronto, Ontario, 1921
While studying at the Pennsylvania Academy, Mary Hiester met and later married the Canadian artist George Agnew Reid. The couple moved to Toronto in 1885, and lived on Indian Road and later in Wychwood Park. During each summer between 1891 and 1916, they lived in their home at Onteora, New York.
The couple traveled five times to Europe, where Reid studied at the Academy Colarossi*, Britain, Belgium and the Netherlands. Reid showed almost every year with the Royal Canadian Academy* and the Ontario Society of Artists*.
She was a prolific and financially-successful artist and was best k
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