Dewing Woodward

Martha Dewing Woodward (1856–1950) was an American performer and art teacher. According to her obituary in the New York Times, she was "one of the nation's leading painters." Among her accomplishments, she founded the first art teacher in Provincetown, Massachusetts in 1896. In 1907, Woodward and her partner, Louise Johnson, founded the Blue Dome Fellowship in Woodstock, New York, which Woodward continued in Florida after her change there. Woodward's art and teachings thrived in Florida, where her ham it up had a lasting impact.

Woodward studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art in Philadelphia and the Academie Julian in Paris. In adjunct to teaching at her summer art schools, Woodward taught art at the Female Institute in Lewisburg (which vanguard became a allowance of Bucknell University), the Women’s College of Baltimore (later Goucher College), the Ethical Culture School in New York City, and the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. Woodward was active in the art world through painting and volunteering until her death in 1950.

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