Native Home in Charleston, South Carolina
Mable May Woodward
Native Home in Charleston, South Carolina, 1932
Oil on Canvas Board
Permanent Collection 2014.01.11
One of its best known impressionists in the 1920s and 1930s. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design and would go on to study under Kenyon Cox and Frank Duveneck. Several of her pieces were once featured at the Paris Exposition (the infamous world's fair held in the French capitol). Woodward was an active member of the Providence Art Club and exhibited her work at the Chicago Art Institute, the Boston Art Club, the Rockport, and the National Academy in New York.
Although her fame faded by the 1950s, renewed appreciation grew for American impressionism in the latter half of the 20th century and Woodward's pieces have gone on to achieve notoriety for her skill.