Mary Vaux Walcott
(1860 - 1940)
Mary Vaux Walcott was active/lived in District Of Columbia, Quebec, New Brunswick / Canada. Mary Walcott is known for wildflower and landscape watercolor painting.
Biography Mary Vaux Walcott
Wildflower painter, Mary Vaux Walcott was born into an affluent Quaker home on July 31, 1860, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she grew up. She attended the local Friends' Select School, from 1869-1879, studying drawing and painting privately for four years. She and her father, holding the Quaker belief in the importance of travel and nature study, began making regular trips to the American West and Canada, after the mother died in 1880.
They traveled to Montreal and Quebec in the fall of 1880, and to Colorado in the following year. In 1883 she traveled again to Colorado as well as Utah, Nevada, and California and, in 1885, to Yellowstone National Park. Two years later, she made her first visit to the Canadian Rockies, returning
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