Mary McEvoy...
Works in stock Mary McEvoy (1870-1941) was a well known painter of portraits, interiors and flowers, mainly in oils. She was born 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.