portraits, figurative, still life paintings

View Feb '05 American
Artist feature article.

Mary Minifie was educated at Wellesley College and earned an M.F.A. from Boston University School of Fine Arts. For the next ten years she lived and worked abroad in Cairo, Egypt, Oxford, England, and Vienna, Austria, exhibiting widely. In 1985 when she returned to the U.S., she began her study of portrait and the figure with portrait painter, Paul Ingbretson.


B.A. - Wellesley College, 1973, studio art and art history major

M.F.A. - Boston University School of Fine Arts, 1976, painting major

Private Study with portrait painter Paul Ingbretson, a modern master of the Boston School tradition, Boston, Massachusetts 1985-1997

Unveiling of George Hecker portrait.


2018 - Honorable Mention, Portraits, ARC International Salon, 2018
2003 - Guild of Boston Artists, Edmund Tarbell Prize for Painting for The White Vase
2001 - American Society of Portrait Artists, National Competition, Honorable Mentin, 4th Place for Woman in Pink
1998 - The Washington Society of Portrait Artists, WSPA National Competition, Honorable Mention for Portrait for Ben
1998 - First Prize for Painting for Woman with Pearls, Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Foundation Show, National Arts Club, New York, New York
1999 - John Stobart Foundation Grant Recipient, followed by one artist show at The Kensington - Stobart Gallery, Naples, Florida - March, 2001

Faculty for the Connecticut Society of Portraits Artists portrait weekend on Feb.2-5, 2005; Mary Minifie on far left


February, 2005 - Feature article on portraits in American Artist
2004 - Featured in International Artist's book "100 Ways to Paint Flowers and Gardens"
April, 2001 - "Portrait Painting" published in Artist's Magazine; Page 45


Guild of Boston Artists
The Copley Society
American Society of Portrait Artists
Portrait Society of America


National Cathedral, Washington, DC - Icon Commission
Boston Ballet, Boston, Massachusetts - 30th Anniversary Series Portrait of a Dancer
Many private portrait commissions
Many still life and flower commissions

References available upon request


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