May Fairchild (1872-1959)

  • May Fairchild (1872-1959)
  • After-Noon
  • Oil on board
  • 8 ¼ x 10 ¼ inches
  • Signed lower left
  • Inscribed with title, artist’s name, studio address and price on verso

Mary Elizabeth Bartlett Fairchild was born in Canton, Massachusetts to Kate Mascroft and George F. Bartlett. She attended Westbrook Seminary in Portland, Maine where she received her Laureate of Arts degree in 1899. She was the class salutatorian.[1] She began her artistic training at the Cowles School in Boston before studying at the Art Students League in New York under Kenyon Cox, William Merritt Chase, and Irving Wiles.[2] She also studied in Paris at the Colarossi Academy under Andre L’hote.[3] Fairchild was widowed by her first husband, Marshall Barrows, with whom she had three children. She later married and had two children with Charles Nelson Fairchild of East Orange, New Jersey. A portrait painter and miniaturist, she was known professionally as May Fairchild.[4]

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May Fairchild After-Noon
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