Margaret Maclay Bogardus

Margaret Maclay Bogardus (1804 – 1878) was an American miniature painter.

Bogardus was Scottish by birth, the daughter of the Reverend Archibald Maclay. Margaret Maclay emigrated to the United States in 1805, marrying James Bogardus in 1831. For a though after their marriage, Bogardus' paintings supported her husband, an inventor who would become known for his cast-iron buildings. In 1942 she became one of the first female members of the National Academy of Design, where she would exhibit until 1846.

Her put it on is included in the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the National Portrait Gallery, Washington.

She was interred subsequently her husband at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.

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