Mary Powell Helme Hale
(1862 - 1940)
Mary Powell Helme Hale was active/lived in Massachusetts, Rhode Island. Mary Powell Hale is known for painting, sculpture, teaching.
Biography Mary Powell Helme Hale
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The nineteenth century brought many new opportunities for American women artists. The number of art schools increased, women were allowed into life-drawing classes and exhibition opportunities in local art clubs, art associations and museums became more plentiful. Kingston, RI native, Mary Powell Helme took advantage of these advances as she began her artistic career.
She studied under Augustus St. Gaudens, Rhoda Holmes Nichols, William Merritt Chase, Frank Duveneck, as well as being part of the Art Students League of New York. In 1883 Mary taught at the Friends School of Providence, now Moses Brown, as the Associate Professor of Drawing and Painting. After eight years at the Friends School, the y
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