Margaret Jordan Patterson

Margaret Jordan Patterson

Birth
Indonesia
Death 17 Feb 1950 (aged 82–83)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Saco, York County, Maine, USA
Memorial ID 28148435 · View Source
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Artist. Known today for her colored woodcuts. Miss Patterson was born on the island of Java, the first of five children of Sarah Frances Jordan Patterson (Jun. 19, 1842 - ___) and Capt. Alfred Patterson (Oct. 9, 1838 - Jun. 19, 1899), a Saco, Maine sea captain.
After studying briefly at Pratt Institute with Arthur W. Dow, she traveled to Paris to study with the Spanish painters, Claudio Castelucho and Alexandre Angalaba. In Boston, she studied and became close friends with Charles H. Woodbury, who along with Dow, had a strong influence on her artwork.
Prior to World War I, she painted in Holland, Belgium, France and Germany and Spain. During the war she worked mostly on Monhegan Isalnd and Cape Cod. After the war she frequently spent her summers painting in Italy. Her works in oil, gouache, watercolor, and pastel were exhibited annually in Europe and America and she received numerous positive reviews for her exhibitions in Boston. Miss Patterson was internationally known for her wood-block prints, especially those in color. Her prints of floral subjects, landscapes and seascapes best expressed her strong skills as a colorist and designer. Her prints were selected by Ethel Mars and shown in her 1922 Champs de Mar Paris Salon and were exhibited in many other galleries.
Miss Patterson supported herself by teaching art in public schools and in 1910 was hired as head of the art department at Dana Hall School in Wellesley. After retiring in 1940, she spent her summers conducting summer classes in landscape painting at her studio, Horn's Hill, on Monhegan Island, Maine. She died in Boston and was buried in the Patterson family plot at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Saco, Maine.


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  • Created by: Scattergood-Moore
  • Added: 9 Jul 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 28148435
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Margaret Jordan Patterson (1867–17 Feb 1950), Find a Grave Memorial no. 28148435, citing Laurel Hill Cemetery, Saco, York County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by Scattergood-Moore (contributor 46587566) .