Mary Faulconer (1911-2011)


Mary Falconer (1911-2011). Pills & Labels, c.1960. Tempera on illustration board. 4.25 x 4.75 inches; 6.75 x 7.25 inches framed. Signed lower right. Original gallery label affixed en verso.



Birth place: Pittsburgh, PA

Addresses: New York, NY

Profession: Painter, designer

Studied: Pennsylvania Mus. School Art; also with Alexey Brodovitch.

Exhibited: Alex Iolas Gallery, New York, NY, 1955, 1958 & 1961; Philadelphia Art Alliance, PA, 1962; Bodley Gallery, New York, 1964, 1966, 1969 & 1972; Tennessee Fine Arts Center, Nashville, 1967; De Mers Gallery, Hilton Head, SC, 1971-1972; Bodley Gallery, New York, NY, 1970s. Awards: Distinctive merit award, 1954, 1957 & 1961 & silver medal, 1958 & 1959, Art Directors Club.

Work: Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon; Mrs. Gilbert Miller; Mr. & Mrs. Richard Rheem; Mr. & Mrs. John Hay Whitney; Duchess of Windsor; plus many others. Commissions: Designed stamp, U.S. Postal Service, Philatelic Affairs Div., Washington, DC, 1972; two paintings for UNICEF, 1972; paintings for Steuben Glass.

Comments: Preferred media: gouache. Positions: Art director, Harper’s Bazaar Magazine, 1940; art director, Mademoiselle, 1945. Teaching: advertising instructor, Philadelphia Mus. School Art, 1936-1940.