Artist Biography

1886 - 1954

Mary Edith Cox (1886-1954) was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on March 12, 1886. She was educated at the Bishop Thorp School, and studied music in Paris and Philadelphia. After her marriage to Charles Buffington, she married Frederick Maison. By the early 1920s she was living on a ranch in Imperial Valley, California with her family. A self-taught painter, she painted in her leisure when not busy with the ranch and four children. After 1926 she exhibited widely in the Southwest and about 1930 settled in Manhattan Beach, California. As well as a painter, she was also a pianist and songwriter, hosting a joint art exhibition and concert in Tuscon, Arizona in 1936. Maison died in Los Angeles on January 7, 1954. Member: Palos Verdes Art Ass'n; California Art Club. Exhibited: Philadelphia Art Alliance (solo); Prints Room (Hollywood), 1926 (solo); Tucson Art League, 1929; Santa Barbara Art League, 1929 (solo); Pasadena Art Institute, 1929; Beverly Hills Womens Club, 1929; Artists Fiesta (Los Angeles), 1931.

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