|Birth: ||Dec. 11, 1905|
|Death: ||Oct. 22, 1992|
Wife of Conrad Aiken. She shares a tombstone with her husband. The quotes read "Cosmos Mariner Destination Unknown" and "Give My Love to the World"
Mary Hoover Aiken, Widow of Conrad Aiken, Dies at 86
Mary Hoover Aiken, a painter and the widow of American poet Conrad Aiken, died Thursday at Oceanside Nursing Center on Tybee Island after a lengthy illness.
She was born Dec. 11, 1905, in Cuba, New York. At the time of her marriage to Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Conrad Aiken, in 1937, she had pursued a successful career as a painter in New York, Boston and Madrid after years of study with well-known artists, Charles W. Hawthorne, Edwin Dickinson and George Luks in Provincetown and New York, and Luis Quintanilla in Madrid. She exhibited regularly at London's Royal Academy and in New York, where several of her paintings were purchased by the Metropolitan Museum.
Mary and Conrad Aiken made their home in New York, Washington and Cape Cod until 1961 when Hy Sobiloff, a New York businessman and poet, bought Marshall Row on Oglethorpe Avenue and restored the house next door to Conrad Aiken's childhood home as the Aiken residence. After Mr. Aiken's death in 1973, Mrs. Aiken continued to live in Savannah.
She is survived by two stepdaughters, the novelists, Joan Aiken and Jane Aiken Hodge, both of England.
Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel.
Remembrances: Goodwill Industries or City Lights Theater.
Savannah Morning News
Friday, Oct. 23, 1992
Conrad Aiken (1889 - 1973)
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