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Mary Waid

 (born 1939)
Mary Joan Waid was active/lived in New York, Kansas.  Mary Waid is known for floral still life and portrait painter.

Biography   Mary Waid


Born and raised in Emporia, Kansas, Mary Joan Waid paints sumptuous still lifes, often in pastels, and also does self portraits.

She earned a BFA from Wichita State University but did not study pastel painting there. After graduation, she moved to New York City, and worked at the Andre Emmerich Gallery.   Raising a family in the 1970s, she painted mostly domestic subjects and flowers.  Tiring of this routine, she searched for something new, which was provided in 1979, when she had a fellowship at Yaddo, the artists' retreat in Saratoga Springs, New York.  There she did a close-up drawing of herself, and seeing her face close up became the beginning of her focus on portraiture and figure subjects.  She   ...  Displaying 750 of 1350 characters.

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