Marguerite Pearson Gallery Walk with Mary Minifie
Wednesday – August 10th, 7:00 PM
RAA Member Admission Free ~ General Admission $5
“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” ‘ Henry Ward Beecher
If one were to believe that destiny is mapped out even before we are born, then Marguerite Pearson’s life in art began in the closing months of the nineteenth century; an epoch rich in music and culture, art and architecture.
Marguerite Pearson, doted on by her parents and an extended family of aunts and uncles, enjoyed a genteel middle-class childhood, if one concurs with the description of middle class offered by Gertrude Stein, “I simply contend that the middle-class ideal which demands that people be affectionate, respectable, honest and content, that they avoid excitements and cultivate serenity is the ideal that appeals to me’.” Marguerite loved nothing better than joining with other children of the neighborhood in a constant round of tea parties and charitable events, such as fund raising for victims of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.