The following is an obituary written and submitted by Joseph Killorin and published shortly after the artist's death in October of 1992 in the Independent, a British newspaper. Mr. Killorin was a very close friend of Mary Aiken's and of her husband, Conrad Aiken, whose letters he edited and published in 1978.
Mary Augusta Hoover Aiken, painter, born Cuba New York, 11 December 1905, died Tybee Island Georgia, 22 October 1992.
The painter Mary Hoover Aiken was the third wife of the US poet Conrad Aiken. A shy man, he said of her, "She made me the only man who has two parties every day."
At 15 Mary Hoover chose to skip high school to study painting at the Corcoran Gallery, Washington, going on to the famous Prov
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