(1858 - 1946)
Mary Louise Fairchild was active/lived in New York, Connecticut. Mary Fairchild is known for figure, portrait, landscape, genre.
Biography Mary Fairchild
Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Mary Fairchild was a painter of both
light-filled and tonalist figure, portraits, and landscapes, and won
numerous awards and recognition including membership in the National
Academy of Design.
She was of "blue-blood" lineage as a
descendant of Governor William Bradford of the "Mayflower." When
her parents moved her to St. Louis, she began art study at the St.
Louis School of Fine Art, and then she studied in Paris at the Academie
Julian and with Carolus Duran.
In 1888, she married sculptor
Frederick MacMonnies, and they lived and entertained fashionably in
Paris where among their frequent guests was James McNeill Whistler. The
couple summered with their two daughters in a 14th-c
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