Maud Humphrey, Artist, Illustrator and Watercolorist (New York 1868-1940)
Maud Humphrey was born March 30, 1868 in Rochester, New York to John Perkins Humphrey (DOD 1906) and Frances V. Dewey Churchill. Raised in the 3rd Ward an area of the Rochester elite. The pride of her prominent family origins is apparent with the use of her maiden name in the signature on all her art. She started drawing at a young age. At the age of 12 she studied under Reverend James H. Dennis, a family friend two nights per week. Rev. Dennis studied art at the National Academy of Design. The school was free and after two winters of instruction that included oil painting her eyes failed. For 2 years she did not use
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