Title: Artist, Educator
Location: Tampa, Florida, United States
Mary Ellen O’Brien, Artist and Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in art education.
For decades, Ms. O’Brien has dazzled students, exhibition guests, and everyone else who has had an opportunity to be taught by her or view her work. Knowing from an early age that art was her calling, Ms. O’Brien received a certificate in arts from the Cambridge School of Design and continued with coursework at the Crafts Student League, the Paul Puzinas Art Studio, and the Penland School of Crafts. In 1954, she began working for Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a freelance designer. In the late 1950s and into the 1960s, she utilized her art skills as an Arts andCcrafts Director for Special Services for the US Army. She has also been an art teacher for the Academy of Holy Names and for children with disabilities.
Ms. O’Brien’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the United States. Her work has been displayed at the Albuquerque Balloon Museum, the Sandy Springs Museum, the Kohler Gallery, the Eustis Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, the Portland Art Museum, the Art League of Long Island, and the Ratner Museum. In addition, her work has been included in juried shows. In 2015, she received the One Woman Show Award from the County Library.
Ms. O’Brien has been involved with Alpha Delta Kappa, Sick Painters, and the National League of American Pen Women. She served as President of the National League of American Pen Women from 1984 to 1985 and the Chair of the National Art Competition with the organization. In addition, she has been included in many editions of Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who of American Women.
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