Mary Smyth Perkins Taylor
(1875 - 1931)
Mary Smyth Perkins Taylor was active/lived in Pennsylvania / France. Mary Taylor is known for landscape and portrait painting.
Biography Mary Smyth Perkins Taylor
Native Philadelphian Mary Smith Perkins, wife of artist William Francis Taylor, was a renowned landscape and portrait painter prior to meeting her husband. She studied at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women (now Moore College) with William Sartain and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with Robert Henri. She also continued her studies in Paris and in 1909 exhibited at the Paris Salon.
Perkins, a frequent visitor to the New Hope area, began private studies with William Lathrup sometime before 1910. Upon one of many visits to the Lathrup home at Phillips Mill, she met artist William F. Taylor. Around this time, Perkins was the head of the Art Department of Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina and during the
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