Emily Muir

Emily Muir (February 10, 1904 – March 19, 2003) was an American painter, architect and philanthropist. After attending Vassar College and the Art Students League of New York, she and her husband moved to Maine in 1939. Mostly known as a portrait painter, Muir painted the certified portrait of Senator Margaret Chase Smith for the Maine State House, but to come in her career, she and her husband toured throughout Europe and South America painting dioramas for a steamship company. Her watercolor painting, Orchard Street, is allowance of the remaining collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and she has works in the long-lasting collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Farnsworth Art Museum and the Portland Museum of Art. Self-taught as an architect, Muir designed on top of 45 homes in or on the subject of Crockett Cove close Stonington, Maine. As a philanthropist, she was committed in finding a permanent home for the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle and donated the Crockett Cove Woods Preserve and Wreck Island to The Nature Conservancy.

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