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May Paine

 (1873 - 1941)
May Paine was active/lived in South Carolina, Georgia.  May Paine is known for modernist cityscape and landscape painting.

Biography   May Paine


May Paine was born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1873, and studied with Ivan Summers, Emile Gruppe, and Alfred Hutty.  An active member of the Charleston Sketch Club and the Southern States Art League, she painted the same scenes as Alice Smith and Elizabeth Verner, but with a greater modernism, startling bright colors, and rich brushwork in oils.

From the beginning of her career, Paine's favorite subject was Charleston—its streets, buildings, and gateways—and the marshes and gardens of its historic plantations. In one cleverly crafted composition, the gates are painted with lively brush strokes and are suggested rather than defined.  Vibrant patterns of light and shadow and a dramatic perspective, formed by the sunlit   ...  Displaying 750 of 2103 characters.

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