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Margery Ryerson

 (1886 - 1989)
Margery Austen Ryerson was active/lived in New York, New Jersey.  Margery Ryerson is known for portrait and child genre painting, etching.

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Margery Ryerson


Painter and print maker Margery Austen Ryerson was born in Morristown, New Jersey in 1886, and not only established a reputation as an artist but as an editor of one of the better-known books in American art, "The Art Spirit", which is a compilation of Ryerson's notes from the painting classroom of Robert Henri. She proposed the idea to Henri, and they worked together on the editing and completed the project for publication in 1923. One of the reasons the book was an attention getter was Henri's focus on encouraging artists to be free and unique in their expression, which in its era was a startling assertion. According to art historian Charlotte Rubinstein, "The Art Spirit ha become a classic, one of the most influenctial art books ever wri  ...  Displaying 750 of 2448 characters.



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About  Margery Ryerson

Born:  1886 - Morristown, New Jersey
Died:   1989 - Rye Brook, New York
Known for:  portrait and child genre painting, etching