(1873 - 1941)
May Williman (Mary) Paine was active/lived in South Carolina, North Carolina. May Paine is known for impressionist cityscape and landscape painting.
Biography May Paine
May Paine (1873-1941)
May Paine lived most of her life in her native Charleston, recording the Lowcountry’s beauty in impressionistic scenes and participating in local arts initiatives. An active and early member of the Sketch Club of the Carolina Art Association, Willis served as treasurer for the organization which was devoted to artists’ mutual encouragement. This affiliation enabled her to take classes with the array of visiting artists who came to Charleston at the club’s invitation. Many of these professionals were landscape painters with ties to the school in Woodstock, New York, an outpost of the Art Students League.
Paine’s instructors included Henry Leith-Ross, Frank Swift Chase, Emil Gruppe, Ivan Summers, and
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