(1815 - 1910)
Mary Park Seavy Benton was active/lived in California, New York, Massachusetts. Mary Benton is known for landscape, portrait, still life and mission painting.
Biography Mary Benton
Mary Park Benton established a reputation in New York state for
painting and art education, and in California, for landscapes,
portraits, still lifes and mission subjects. Benton, and Abby
Tyler Oakes (1823-1898), was the state's first two professional women
She was born in Boston, Massachusetts on August 10, 1815. She
grew up in New York and began her art education at the age of eight
with drawing classes. At fourteen she was painting. After
completing her studies, she opened a studio and began teaching classes
as well as exhibiting her work. Mrs. Benton also became involved
in prison reform and helping the poor and delinquent children of slum
In 1855 she joined he
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