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Mary Butler papers, 1853-1946, bulk 1884-1946

Butler, Mary, 1865-1946

Painter

Collection Information

Size: 1.6 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of landscape painter Mary Butler date from 1853-1946, bulk 1884-1946, and measure 1.6 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical material, correspondence, and records relating to Butler's long participation in the Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Also found are notes and writings, a scrapbook, printed material, and photographs of Butler, her friends, her studio in Ogunquit, Maine, her landscape paintings, and exhibition installations.

Biographical/Historical Note

Mary Butler was born on October 27, 1865 in Uwachlan, Pennsylvania, the daughter of James and Rachel M. (James) Butler.

Provenance

The Mary Butler papers were donated in 2005 by Rachel F. Armstrong, the artist's niece.