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Margaret Day Blake scrapbook
1 scrapbook containing photographs and memorabilia relating to the execution and dedication of murals commissioned by Margaret Day Blake for the Margaret Blake Library, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine, and for the South Solon Free Meeting House in South Solon, Maine.
Biographical Historical Note
Margaret Day Blake was an art patron, collector, and a benefactor of the Art Institute of Chicago, of which she was the first woman trustee. Blake studied at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine. In 1952-1956 she sponsored the creation of fresco decorations in the nearby South Solon Free Meeting House by a number of artists.