Madeline <I>Yale</I> Wynne

Madeline Yale Wynne

Newport, Herkimer County, New York, USA
Death 4 Jan 1918 (aged 70)
Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Shelburne Falls, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot L30
Memorial ID 52832781 · View Source
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Madeline Yale Wynne was a talented artist of the Arts & Crafts movement who credits her father, Linus Yale, Jr., with giving her metal working experience as a child in his lock shop right beside her brothers. She studied art with artist George Fuller, a close friend of her father's and later at the Museum School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, at the Arts Students' League in New York City and in Europe. Madeline married Henry Winn on Nov. 4, 1865, and they had two sons but by 1874 they were separated. She lived and worked with her brother, Julian, in Chicago making jewelry but left when he died. She had a major influence on the Arts & Crafts Movement in Chicago and a group of artists there took the title of her short story "The Little Room" as the name of their salon. She spent six months of the year in Deerfield, Massachusetts where she was president of Deerfield Industries where artisans made and sold their crafts. Madeline often spent the remainder of the year with her mother near Boston. In 1883 she began sharing her home and studio with Miss Annie Putnam and changed the spelling of her last name. In 1885 she and Annie Putnam purchased The Manse in Deerfield and in 1904 they became year-round residents of Deerfield where they were very active practicing and supporting the arts. She was also an author and her short story "The Little Room" still appears in anthologies. In her later years she spent some winter months in Tryon, North Carolina. In the words of her son, Madeline Wynne was "a woman of many and various gifts, a spirit brilliant and rare. To her friends - and few people had so many friends - the greatest of her many successes was in the art of living." 1

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  • Created by: Daisy Sandheaver
  • Added: 25 May 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 52832781
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Madeline Yale Wynne (25 Sep 1847–4 Jan 1918), Find a Grave Memorial no. 52832781, citing Arms Cemetery, Shelburne Falls, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Daisy Sandheaver (contributor 47291847) .