Mary Flournoy Passailaigue (b. 1908-d.1989)
Born in Columbus, Georgia, Mary Flournoy's early interest in art was encouraged by her mother, a painter. Like Nell Choate Shute, she studied at Hollins College, Roanoke, Virginia; she also studied at the Atlanta School of Art and St. Simon's Art School. Significant teachers included Wayman Adams, Edward S. Shorter, Walter W. Thompson, Frank S. Herring, William Hendrix, Don Kingman, Eliot O'Hara, Millard Sheets, and Joel Reeves.
An active member of the Columbus art community, Passailaigue played an instrumental role in the establishment of the Columbus Museum. Among her many achievements, Passailaigue was honored as one of the first female arti
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