Marion P. Sloane (American, 1876-1954)
Marion Parkhurst Sloane Webber Waitt (Mrs. George) was an art critic and landscape painter who was born in 1876 in Salem, MA and died in 1954 in Gloucester, MA. Living most of her professional life in and around Boston after 1897, she studied at Boston’s Museum School under T. Juglaris, Gallison and Louis Kronberg, kept a studio at the Fenway Studios on Ipswich Street and was a member of the Guild of Boston Artists, the Allied Artists of America, North Shore Art Association, Rockport Art Association, Grand Central Art Gallery Association, New American Watercolor Society, California Fine Arts Association and the Copley Society (1904).
She exhibited extensively using her maiden name and the married name Waitt. Her work is popular throughout the United States and especially in New York, Los Angeles and the New England area.
She is best recognized for her cloud-filled skies over robust landscapes done in the impressionistic manner. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Montclair Art Museum and she was an art critic for the Boston Journal. She is listed in Who’s Who in American Art Annuals 1925, 1947, 1953 and Who Was Who in American Art, vol. III, p. 3062.