Mary Lovelace O'Neal
Mary Lovelace O'Neal is active/lives in California. Mary ONeal is known for mixed-media abstraction, art educator.
Biography Mary Lovelace O'Neal
A painter, printmaker, and art educator, Mary Lovelace O'Neal creates
work intended to convey a sense of movement or action. She uses
her brush energetically, often doing gestural painting and involving
herself in a very physical process. One of her paintings, Angel of the Hood,
is 7 feet by 5 feet, and has a central deep red torso figure and
whirling strokes of white paint. It was inspired by a series of
killings in East Oakland, and by her strong feelings that neighborhoods
need nurture and attention.
As an African-American growing up in the Jackson-Tougaloo sections of
Mississippi, she has been deeply involved in the civil rights
movement. She left the south to study at Howard Uni
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