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Mary Way

 (1769 - 1833)
Mary Way was active/lived in Connecticut, New York.  Mary Way is known for miniature folk art decoupage portraits, landscape painting.

Biography   Mary Way

Mary Way of New London, Connecticut and New York City was an female artist, who never married, and who devoted herself to a career of creating decoupage miniature portraits and landscape paintings, and of teaching.  She also left a substantial written record of her life.

A description of her working method for portraits is in the January 2009 issue of The Magazine Antiques: "Instead of painting on ivory, her tiny watercolors of faces in profile were stitched and glued to a paper or fabric background.  Silk, linen, and lace were used to form the figure.  She treated the miniature like a dressed paper doll with various details further embellished with paint.  Often the edges of the figure were loosely attache   ...  Displaying 750 of 2115 characters.

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