Mildred C. Green

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Mildred C. Green (American, 1874-1951) Western New York painter, teacher, muralist and illustrator known for, harbor scenes, landscapes, portraits, murals decoration and illustrating & writing newspaper articles.


1874- April 18, born in Paris, NY.

1892- Moved to Buffalo, NY, and maintained a studio at her home at 717 Delaware Avenue (later maintained a studio at 835 Richmond Avenue, Buffalo, NY and a summer studio in Clayville, NY).

Circa 1900- Studied at the Art Students’ League, Buffalo, NY; the Buffalo School of Fine Arts under George B. Bridgman, Lucius W. Hitchcock and Edward Dufner.

1918- Exhibited at the Society of Independent Artists, NYC.

1920-41- Taught life-drawing and anatomy at the Buffalo School of Fine Arts (formerly the Albright Art School, now known as the Albright-Knox Art Gallery), Buffalo, NY. Her students affectionately called her “Ma Green”. She later taught private classes, taught art at the University of Buffalo Summer Session and also at the Browne Art School, Cape Cod, MA.

Circa 1940’s- Worked as a draftsman at the Bell Aircraft Corporation (later Bell Aerospace Corporation), Buffalo, NY, completing drawings of every phase of airplane construction.

1951- February 24, died at the Haven House Nursing Facility, East Aurora, NY after a long illness.

1996- Nov. 28-Dec. 18, exhibited, group show, "Bygone Buffalo: Paintings and Drawings by Early and Mid-20th Century Regionalists", Mildred's painting "Breakwall -- Fuhrman Boulevard" (1930) was shown, Fanette Goldman/Carolyn Greenfield Art Gallery, Daeman College, 4380 Main St., Amherst, NY.

2019 – In the Fullness of Time, Painting in Buffalo, 1832-1972. November 8, 2019 – March 1 2020, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY

Honors & Prizes: Prizes in drawing and anatomy, Art Students’ League of Buffalo; Scholarship, Chase Art School, NY; Honorable mention, Strathmore watercolor contest (1910), Buffalo Society of Artists (1926); Won popular-vote for the painting “The Junk Man” in 53rd Annual Exhibition of the Buffalo Society of Artists, 1933, and won popular-vote again in 1946.

Memberships: Council of Buffalo Society of Artists, Buffalo, NY; Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, life member, Buffalo, NY; The Patteran Society, Buffalo, NY; and The Guild of Allied Arts, Third Vice-President, Buffalo, NY.

Murals: M.J. Kinsella, Buffalo, NY. Buffalo, Niagara & Eastman Power Co., Niagara Falls, NY.

Illustrations/Posters/Maps: "A Romance Map of the Niagara Frontier", Compiled by Josephine Wilhelm Wickser, illustrated by Mildred C. Green, color pictographic/pictorial map, 22-1/2" x 18" on sheet 24-1/4" x 19", folding to 6" x 9-1/2", pictographs represent ships, industries, historical figures and events, etc., bordered by historical information, Zonta International founded Buffalo 1919, Copyright 1931 by Josephine Wilhelm Wickser, The Whitney-Graham Company, Inc. Buffalo and New York City, Printed in U.S.A., Copyright 1931.

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(Rewritten & compiled chronologically by Mark Strong of Meibohm Fine Arts, Inc., East Aurora, NY,, sources: Furnished upon request.)