Mary McChesney Fuller
Mary McChesney Fuller is active/lives in California, Kansas. Mary Fuller is known for ceramic and cement sculpture.
Biography Mary McChesney Fuller
Mary McChesney Fuller was born on October 20, 1922 in Wichita, Kansas. She moved to California in 1924, and studied at the University of California, Berkeley. She worked as a welder in the shipyards and apprenticed in ceramics at the California Faience Company in Berkeley. She was largely self-taught as an artist.
Fuller cast giant totems and goddesses out of a mixture of vermiculite, sand, cement and water which she carved with a knife and rasp. She also authored three novels (under the pseudonym Joe Rayter), numerous short stories, poems and articles, and worked on the Archives of American Art's oral history project documenting the WPA
art project in California.
In 1973 she organized an exh
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
Who’s Who in American Art. New York: American Federation of Arts, 1936-1976; Art Inventories Cat.; Pamphlet file at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/National Portrait Gallery Library in Washington, DC.
This and over 1,750 other biographies can be found in Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945) compiled by Susan V. Craig, Art & Architecture Librarian at University of Kansas.
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