Mary Lee McNutt, Camden 2004
Mary Lee McNutt was born in coastal Maine in 1921, and she was raised in Bethesda, Maryland, Philadelphia, and Winter Park, Florida. She attended the Yale University School of Fine Art and Rollins College, eventually earning her BFA and MFA degrees from the Art Center College of Design in the 1960's, which was located then in Los Angeles; Art Center has since been relocated to Pasadena. Mary Lee McNutt was represented in the 1960's and 70's by the Rex Allen Gallery on La Cienega Boulevard In Los Angeles. She had several one person shows at the Rex Allen Gallery, others at galleries and institutions, including the Philosophical Research Society, in the greater Los Angeles area. She also taught painting at her beach home in Pacific Palisades, California and later at her home in Westlake Village.

Mary relocated from Southern California to live year-round in Camden, Maine in 1990 where she painted regional seascapes and landscapes, especially of the autumnal blueberry barrens of Appleton Ridge in Knox County. She painted into her early 80's until macular degeneration took her eyesight. She died in 2005 at age 83.


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The Life and Art of Mary Lee McNutt, 1921-2005