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Julia de Wolfe Gibbs Addison

 (1866 - 1952)
Julia de Wolfe Gibbs Addison was active/lived in Massachusetts / Italy.  Julia Addison is known for heraldic and ecclesiastic design, crafts, painting, writing, music.

Julia de Wolfe Gibbs Addison

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Addison, Julia de Wolfe (Gibbs)   (1866-1952)

Artist, author, composer; born Boston, February 24, 1866.  Daughter of Franklin and Ann de Wolf (Lovett) Gibbs. 

Educated in England and Boston, specialized in music and art, also studied art in Italy. 

Married February 20, 1889, Reverend Daniel Delaney Addison, D.D., rector of All Saints Church, Brookline, Massachusetts. 

Art specialty is in ecclesiastic and heraldic design and illumination and embroideries; composer of music of songs, carols, etc. 

Active member of Society of Arts and Crafts. 

Author of works on art; Art of the Pitti Palace, 1903; Classic Myths in Art, 1904; Art of the National Gallery, 1906;  Art of the Dresden Gallery, 1906;  Arts and Crafts in the Middle Ages, 1906;  The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 1910; The Spell of England, 1912; also two novels Florestane the Troubadour; Mrs. James Vernon; and several plays. 

Member Copley Society of Boston. 

Leonard, John William (editor) “Woman’s Who’s Who in America: A Biographical Dictionary of Contemporary Women of the United States and Canada.  1914-1915.
Massachusetts, Death Index: Died 1952,  Brookline, Massachusetts

Submitted by Edward P. Bentley, Art Researcher and Collector, Greenville, Michigan

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About  Julia de Wolfe Gibbs Addison

Born:  1866 - Boston, Massachusetts
Died:   1952 - Brookline, Massachusetts
Known for:  heraldic and ecclesiastic design, crafts, painting, writing, music