Mittie (Mary ) Taylor Whelpley Brush
(1866 - 1949)
Mittie (Mary ) Taylor Whelpley Brush was active/lived in New Hampshire, Massachusetts. Mittie Brush is known for sculpture, aviation pioneer.
Biography Mittie (Mary ) Taylor Whelpley Brush
Mary (Mittie) Taylor Whelpley Brush (1866-1949)
Mary Taylor Whelpley Brush (1866-1949), better known as Mittie Brush, was an American sculptor, inventor, and pioneering aviator who was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 11, 1866. In 1885, while studying at the Art Students League in New York, she fell in love with her teacher, the painter George de Forest Brush (he was eleven years older). Unable to get the approval of her parents, the couple eloped and were married that year, on her twentieth birthday.
The Brushes became the parents of two sons (one of whom died as an infant) and six daughters. The story of the couple's life and the colorful setting in which they raised their children (adjacent to the residence of the
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