Jane Mabry

Type
Individual
Role
Artist
Identifier
MabryJane
Lifespan
1911 – 2006
Functions, Occupations, and Activities
>Painter
Medium
Paint, canvas
Biography
Jane Mabry was an accomplished portrait artist and advocate for the arts, work that included being a founder and a past president of the New Mexico Arts Commission...Mabry, a Roswell native who lived in Albuquerque for years, died Dec. 12. She was 95...Mabry was honored in 1995 with a Lifetime Achievement Award from then-Gov. Gary Johnson. Three years ago, she received another lifetime achievement award during the four-art-society Masterworks of New Mexico exhibition in Albuquerque...Mabry started drawing seriously when she was in elementary school, probably as early as third grade...After leaving Roswell, Mabry received an arts degree from UNM and then was a student-apprentice under Gerald Cassidy of the Santa Fe School...From there, she ventured east, continuing her studies at the Art Students League in New York and then the Corchran School of Art in Washington, D.C...While in the nation's capital, she painted works commissioned by the federal government under a Depression-era relief program— subjects that included sites such as Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park. The works were placed in federal offices across the country...It was after she returned [to New Mexico] that Mabry began painting portraits and American Indians as subject matter, the art for which she became widely known. [Retrieved on 9/27/2017 from https://www.abqjournal.com/obits/profiles/523203profiles12-22-06.htm]
Geographic names
Albuquerque
Related people/organizations
Federico Armijo (influenced)
Gerald Cassidy (influenced by)