Mary Motz Wills (1875-1961)
Mary Motz Wills, wildflower artist, was born on June 6, 1875, in Wyetheville, Virginia daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Motz. The Motz's soon moved to Waco, Texas, where Mary and her younger sister, Elsie, grew up. Mary influenced Elsie's artistic development, as Elsie herself became a well-known miniaturist. Mary acquired her art education at the Art Students League in New York, where she studied with William Merritt Chase, Frank Vincent DuMond, and John Henry Twachtmann, and may have also attended the Pennsylvania School of Industrial Arts and art schools in Boston and Philadelphia.
Following her formal art education she married Col. Will Dunbar Wills of the United State
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