Maria Howard Weeden

Maria Howard Weeden

Birth
Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, USA
Death 12 Apr 1905 (aged 58)
Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, USA
Burial Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, USA
Plot Block 13, Row 16
Memorial ID 7170064 · View Source
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Artist, Author. She used the professional name Howard Weeden. In her time she was known worldwide for her artwork. Her skills with brush and pen were exhibited through hand-painted cards for special occasions, elaborate booklets for weddings, dinner cards, favors for parties, and cards for condolence. She became best known for her paintings of slaves. Many of the costumes for "Gone With the Wind" were based on her portraits. She published four books: "Shadows on the Wall" (1898), "Bandanna Ballads" (1899), "Songs of the Old South" (1901), and "Old Voices" (1904). The house where she was born and lived most of her life is now the Weeden House Museum at the corner of Gates and Green Streets in Huntsville, Alabama.


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Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Laurie
  • Added: 8 Feb 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7170064
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maria Howard Weeden (6 Jul 1846–12 Apr 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7170064, citing Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .