Discipline: Visual Art

Margaret Bush-Brown

Discipline: Visual Art
MacDowell Fellowships: 1924
Margaret Bush-Brown (1857–1944) was an oil painter who studied at the Pennsylvania Academy and in Paris. Her mentors include Emile Carolus-Duran, Jean J. Henner, Jules Lefebvre, and Gustave Boulanger. Her work was exhibited on the line in the Paris Salon of 1882, received honorable mention at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts for a portrait of Professor Lesley in 1887 and received medals for miniature and oil paintings at Columbus, SC, Knoxville and other places. Bush-Brown also decorated a panel in the Pennsylvania Building at the Columbian World's Fair. She was a member of the National Arts Club in New York. Her work is held at the Smithsonian, the Pennsylvania Museum of Fine Art, and elsewhere.



Margaret Bush-Brown worked in the Adams studio.

Given to the MacDowell Association by Margaret Adams of Chicago, the half-timbered, stuccoed Adams Studio was designed by MacDowell Fellow and architect F. Tolles Chamberlin ca. 1914. Chamberlin was primarily a painter, but also provided designs for the Lodge and an early renovation of the main hall. The studio’s structural integrity was restored during a thorough renovation in…

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