Mary Anna Hallock Foote
(1847 - 1938)
Mary Anna Hallock Foote was active/lived in New York, California, Massachusetts. Mary Foote is known for western scene illustration, portrait, landscape.
Biography Mary Anna Hallock Foote
Born into a Quaker family at Milton-on-the-Hudson, New York, Mary Foote came from a family that fostered female accomplishment as well as male, and she became one of the foremost female illustrators of the American West in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
She was also a successful writer. At age 17, she entered a three-year program at the Cooper Union Institute of Design for Women, and she became a noted wood engraver and illustrated books for Fields, Osgood and Co. Her first commission was illustrating Beyond the Mississippi, a book by Albert Richardson that stirred her interest in the West. She also illustrated for Harper's Monthly, Hearth and Home, the novel Hanging of the Crane, by Henry Longfellow an
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