(1896 - 1970)
Mary Huntoon was active/lived in Kansas / France. Mary Huntoon is known for town-landscape, buildings and figure etching and painting, art therapy, teaching.
Biography Mary Huntoon
Mary Huntoon was among the most innovative of Topeka's artists. Born Mary Huntoon Atkinson, she was the daughter of Ruth Huntoon Atkinson and Franklin Henry Atkinson and the descendent of prominent Topeka pioneer, Joel Huntoon. Huntoon spent six years of her childhood on the cattle ranch of her grandfather, Fred Huntoon, in Beaver County (No Man's Land), Oklahoma. At age twelve, she was rechristened Mary Huntoon Parsons and adopted by her mother's second husband, Harvey Greely Parsons.
Huntoon was inspired to develop her artistic ability by her stepfather, Harvey Parsons, a cartoonist and columnist in Topeka. Huntoon's academic training began at Washburn University where she earned her degree in art in 1920. Hunto
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