Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton
(1889 - 1971)
Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton was active/lived in Arizona, Pennsylvania. Mary Russell Colton is known for landscape and Indian life painting, sculpture, curator.
Biography Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton
Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Mary Colton was a founder of the Museum
of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff as well as a noted landscapist, Indian
portraitist, sculptor, museum curator, and writer. Of particular
delight to her was painting the Hopi and Navajo Indians on site,
directly from life.
In Philadelphia, she studied at Moore
Institute and at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women, 1904-09,
with Henry Snell and Elliott Daingerfield. She had obvious talent for
landscape painting and from a studio in Philadelphia, she worked as a
commercial artist and restorer of paintings. She became
associated with a group of ten Philadelphia women artists (The
Philadelphia Ten) with whom she continued to exhibit intermit
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