Woman of the Century/Mary Hallock Foote

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FOOTE, Mrs. Mary Hallock, author and artist, born in Milton, N. Y.. 19th November, 1847. Her maiden name was Hallock. She became the wife of Arthur D. Foote, a mining engineer, in 1876, and lived some years in the mining districts of Colorado and California, and afterwards in Boise City, Idaho. She studied art in the Cooper Institute. New York City, working there four winters under the instruction of Dr. Rimmer. She afterward studied with Frost Johnson and William J. Linton. Her artistic training ended with blockwork with Linton. She has illustrated many books in black and white, and done much work for magazines. She has been particularly successful in her drawings of western and Mexican life and scenery. Many of her best detached illustrations have appeared in the "Century," "Scribner's Magazine," "St. Nicholas ' and utner periodicals. She is the author of "The Led Horse Claim " (Boston, 1883). "John Bodewin's Testimony " (Boston. 1886), and "The Last Assembly Ball" (1888). Her home is now in New York City.