Mary Blackford Fowler (1892-1982) was an accomplished artist, writer and sculptor. Born in Findlay, Ohio, she and her husband moved to Washington D.C. in 1930 where they would become influential members of the arts culture. While living in Washington D.C., the Fowlers were invited to the White house often. When Jacqueline Kennedy was redecorating the White House in 1962, Blackford Fowler contributed four antique Directoire chairs, which were placed in the Red Room.
She was also an accomplished artists as well. Among her notable accomplishments, she wrote Picture Book of Sculpture, a book for children, which was selected as one the New York State Library’s 6 best children’s books. She was commissioned to create five relief sculptures for the Federal Building in Newport News, Virginia in 1941. Mary Blackford Fowler died in 1982 at the age of 90, and is buried in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Findlay, OH.
This work, Winter Bouquet (c 1940) works can be seen at the Hancock Historical Museum. This display is part of #CelebrateOhioArts 2017.