Monday, July 30, 2007

Mary Beale (1632-1697)

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Mary Beale (1632-1697): English portrait painter. An independent professional artist she had a prolific career. One record kept by her husband Charles Beale establishes that in one year alone she completed eighty-three commissioned works. One of Mary and Charles Beale's sons, also known as Charles Beale went on to a career as a painter. Mary Beale also taught art and one of her students, Sarah Cuties eventually became a well-known painter. Beale worked in several media including oils, pastels and water colors. Her studies of children were especially well-received. [Adapted from Women Artists (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona)]


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