Mary Louisa Adams Clement
Newbury, Massachusetts 1882
Warrenton, Virginia 1950
Portrait of a Young Woman by Mary Louisa Adams Clement. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Adams-Clement Collection, gift of Mary Louisa Adams Clement in memory of her mother, Louisa Catherine Adams Clement, 1950.6.14
Luce Artist Biography
Mary Louisa Adams Clement lived in Washington, D.C., and was a fifth-generation descendant of John and Abigail Adams. In 1950 her family donated to the Smithsonian the Adams-Clement collection of archival material and works of art relating to the Adams family, including portraits by such leading artists as Asher B. Durand and Gilbert Stuart. That material is now shared by this museum and the National Museum of American History.