Marie B. Stobbe
Marie B. Stobbe, 93, died on April 30, 2003 at North Arundel Hospital in Maryland. She was born in Brooklyn July 26, 1909. She enjoyed being a lifelong resident of Glen Cove. Marie was an accomplished artist and continued to paint until her very last days. In 1991 she had suffered a massive stroke causing paralysis on the entire right side of her body. In spite of this, she kept painting and drawing with her left hand, (though she was right-handed) until her death.
She studied painting at numerous accredited schools and institutes and went on to own and operate "The Shadowbox" Gallery and framing store in Glen Cove. Marie studied painting at Pratt Institute and the Grand Central School of Art with Ogden Pleissner, Wayman Adams and Howard Hildebrandt. In addition she studied in Madison, CT, under Robert Brackman and earlier with George Bruestle and Emile Gruppe.
Marie's accolades include being the first woman inducted into The Pastel Society of America and was also inducted into The International Society of the Artists. Marie drew sketches for The New York Herald Tribune and designed select book covers for Dodd Mead including one which was Star On Her Forehead by Helen Hayes.
An exhibition of her portraits of the cast of Allegro was presented at Portraits Inc. and sponsored by the Theatre Guild. Marie has had oil paintings and portraits on display at the Locust Valley Library, the National Arts Club, the Kennedy Gallery, the Christopher Gallery, the Lever House, NYC, the Gallery at Centerville, DE, and the Country Art Gallery. There are portraits painted by Marie that are on permanent display in the Eagle Lake Library, Texas.
Information courtesy of the artist's grandson, David Gray