Mabel Dwight

born Cincinnati, OH 1876-died Sellersville, PA 1955
Media - 1972.38 - SAAM-1972.38_1 - 44914
Mabel Dwight, Self-Portrait, 1932, lithograph on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase, 1972.38
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Sellersville, Pennsylvania, United States
Active in
  • New York, New York, United States
  • Paris, France

Although Mabel Dwight studied painting in her youth at the Hopkins School of Art in San Francisco, she was fifty years old before she began to practice art seriously. Born in Cincinnati, she spent her childhood and youth in New Orleans and California and also traveled extensively in France, Italy, India, and Ceylon. While in Paris in 1927 she became interested in lithography. Dwight, who was deaf, was a keen observer of the human comedy, which she depicted with humor and compassion in her work.

National Museum of American Art (CD-ROM) (New York and Washington D.C.: MacMillan Digital in cooperation with the National Museum of American Art, 1996)