Mary (Thompson) Carriel
(1884? - 1950)
Mary (Thompson) Carriel was active/lived in Iowa, Wisconsin, Florida, Illinois / Brazil. Mary Carriel is known for portrait bust sculpture.
Biography Mary (Thompson) Carriel
A native of Jacksonville, Illinois, Mary Ruddick Thompson was the daughter of Morgan County (IL) court judge, Owen P. Thompson, a prominent, local politician. Thompson attended Illinois Female College, now known as MacMurray College, completing her studies in 1903. While studying literature and art, Mary was active in the campus Phi Nu Society.
Thompson's advanced art studies came at the Corcoran School of Art (Washington, D.C, 1908) and while living abroad in Brussels, Belgium (1909). Excelling in sculpture, Thompson exhibited in Des Moines and Dubuque (IA) galleries, winning prizes for her small, portrait-quality busts. Most notably, Thompson worked in the Chicago studio of Lorado Taft, arguably Illinois' greatest sculptor of hist
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