In Memoriam: Mary Ann Currier (1927-2017)

Image courtesy KET

Image courtesy KET

On the Kentucky Women Artists Directory, the facts of her life begin this way:

Married          Lionel F Currier July 2 1949

Attended        Chicago School of Fine Art 1945-1947
                        Louisville School of Art 1952-1962

Taught at       Louisville School of Art 1962-1982

For many of us, that last line is the how and why of knowing her. She was not just our teacher, but an example of what a teacher should be: patient, wise, and filled with joy for the making of art - a vital influence for more than one generation of Kentucky artists. She was often the only woman studying art in a classroom of GI’s, and her two triumphant shows in NYC placed her in permanent collections that allow you to find her work online now, forever archived and representative of the best of Kentucky and Louisville.

Onions and Tomato, Mary Ann Currier (American, born 1927), Oil pastel, collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Onions and Tomato, Mary Ann Currier (American, born 1927), Oil pastel, collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Visitation will be Wednesday November 8th, from 4 - 8 pm @ Ratterman's in St. Matthews 3711 Lexington Road.

Watch a very worthwhile KET documentary on Mary Ann here.