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May Preston

 (1873 - 1949)
May Wilson Preston was active/lived in New York.  May Preston is known for illustration, genre, figure, landscape painting.

Biography   May Preston


"At the height of her career, May Wilson Preston was one of the highest paid illustrators in America. Her illustrations were seen weekly in the SATURDAY EVENING POST, and her name was well known. She and her husband, James Preston, lived in New York City and entertained the "literary and artistic celebrities of the day. They were elegant, talented, and fun to be around."

Her birth name was Mary W Wilson but she was called May most of her life. However, confusion has existed with her signatures, and in 1908, she wrote to an inquirer from Oberlin College: "I am not surprised at a mix-up for I have had three signatures."

By age 16, she was one of the founders of the Women's Art Club, but her parents discouraged her going to art s   ...  Displaying 750 of 2640 characters.

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