Sewing by the fireplace (By Marguerite Stuber Pearson)
This is a lovely painting by Marguerite S Pearson of a seated lady sewing by a fireplace, very typical of the type of subject that she painted, many of Marguerite paintings feature large painted fireplaces in the American style. Marguerite was born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania her painting was born out of adversity at the age of sixteen she contracted polio while on holiday in Maine, she was subsequently confined to a wheel chair for the rest of her life. Marguerite continued to paint through out her life, and died in Rockport MA in 1978. She has left a wealth of paintings of still life's and fine interior portraiture.
"Her paintings are the work of a young woman of exceptional talent. The fact that she
has had to battle against great odds to achieve the place she has achieved in the art
world gives the pictures an added interest for many people familiar with that battle.
But aside from that, the pictures, judged by the highest art standards, require no
adventitious sentiment to bolster them up. For these are the works of a rare
genius – of one who already ranks high and is destined to achieve unusual
distinction in the art world."
- Judith Curtis