Mary Magdalene Solari
(1849 - 1929)
Mary Magdalene Solari was active/lived in Tennessee / Italy. Mary Solari is known for figure, portrait, landscape.
Biography Mary Magdalene Solari
In 1849 Mary Solari was born in Calvari, near Genoa, Italy. She became a painter in oil and watercolor of figures and portraits, and was also a groundbreaker for women's art education in Italy.
The same year of her birth, her family relocated to Memphis, Tennessee, and her first drawing lessons were in Memphis in the public schools under the instruction of a Mrs. Morgan.
For health and the study of art in 1878 she returned to Florence, Italy. The art academies were closed to all women, so she studied for two years with Casioli. She was determined to be admitted to the Government Schools of Italy as a woman artist, and in 1880, she went before Professor Andrew De Vico, director of the Florence Academy. For over five years she
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