Mary Curtis Richardson
(1848 - 1931)
Mary Curtis Richardson was active/lived in California, New York. Mary Richardson is known for portrait painter, wood carver.
Biography Mary Curtis Richardson
Mary Curtis, known as the the "Mary Cassatt of the West", for her mother and child paintings, was a California portrait and genre specialist who by the late 19th century had received national recognition including prizes at the National Academy of Design beginning 1885.
She was born in 1848 in New York City. One year later her mother made a journey with Mary and her sister to California, via the Panama Canal, to unite with Mary's father who had joined the gold rush. The family settled in San Francisco, California where Mary learned to draw and engrave from her father who was a professional engraver.
In 1866 Mary and her sister traveled back to New York City to study wood engraving at Cooper Union. When they returned to San Fr
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