Mary DeNeale Morgan (1868-1948)

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Mary DeNeale Morgan -
Mary DeNeale Morgan - Mary DeNeale Morgan -
"Wind Swept Pines" - Moss Beach Dunes
c. 1915
18 3/4" x 13 3/4"
Watercolor and gouache
Signed L. R.
Signed lower right
Titled on reverse

In 1928 Scribner's Magazine named her as -one of the nation's foremost women artists.

Morgan was born in San Francisco. From 1886-1890 and again in 1892, Morgan attended the California School of Design in San Francisco, where she studied with Virgil Williams, Amédée Joullin, Arthur Mathews and others. In 1896 she opened a studio in Oakland and, for a brief time, taught art at Oakland High School.

In 1909 she settled in Carmel where she bought the studio-home of Sydney Yard located on Lincoln near Seventh. She was a pupil in Wm M. Chase's summer classes there in 1914, director of the Carmel School of Art (1917-25), and a founder of the Carmel Art Association,

Morgan died in Carmel leaving a great legacy to California art as a teacher, organizer, and painter. Working in pastel, tempera, oil, and watercolor, she painted sand dunes, wharf scenes, adobes, landscapes, and the wind-swept cypresses of the Monterey Peninsula.