Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton Photo

Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton

Born: Mar 25, 1889

Death: Jan 1, 1971

Birthplace: Louisville

Nationality: United States

Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton

Date of Birth : Mar 25, 1889
Date of Death : Jan 1, 1971
Birth Place : Louisville

Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton was an American artist, author, educator, ethnographer, and curator. She is one of the principal founders of the Museum of Northern Arizona. She was a member of the Philadelphia Ten, exhibiting at the group's annual shows from 1926 to 1940. She was also a member of the National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors, the American Watercolor Society, and the American Federation of Arts. She is known for her advocacy of the arts, Native American rights, and women's rights. For her advocacy of Native American arts, she received a certificate of appreciation from the United States Department of the Interior, Indian Arts and Crafts Board in 1935. In 1982, she was inducted into the Arizona Women's Hall of Fame.

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