Mary McEvoy (1870-1941) was a well known painter
of portraits, interiors and flowers, mainly in oils. She
in Freshford, Somerset, nee Mary Spencer
Edwards. She studied art at the Slade School in London
and married the artist Ambrose McEvoy in 1902. In her
relatively early years she exhibited
at the New English Art Club from 1899 until 1910 and
also at the Chenil Galleries in London. Her husband
became a highly successful society portrait painter and
post 1910 she devoted himself to assisting him and to
the upbringing of their two children.
After his death in 1927 Mary McEvoy resumed exhibiting
her work and she showed again at the NEAC in 1928 and at
the Royal Academy from 1928-37.
Her work is represented in several public collections,
including The Tate Gallery and Southampton City Art
Gallery. She lived in Chelsea for many years from 1907.