Margaretta S. Hinchman

Margaretta Shoemaker Hinchman (1876-1955) was a prize-winning American artist, illustrator, photographer, and sculptor who came from a prominent Pennsylvania Quaker family.  She bequeathed her stock of Southwest American art, including her own gouache-on-paper portraits of Navajo individuals, to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.  The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Woodmere Art Museum, and the Delaware Art Museum preserve some of her landscape paintings and illustrations.  The Philadelphia Museum of Art preserves her bequest of works by supplementary artists, including George Biddle, Angelo Pinto, Clare Leighton, and Charles Sheeler.  Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania preserves her letterbooks in the Quaker and Special Collections distancing of its library. Among the prizes that Hinchman won was the Mary Smith Prize, which she customary twice, including in 1943 for her portrait of the singer Marian Anderson.

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