Margaret Jordan Patterson
Margaret Jordan Patterson was born to American parents in Soerabaija, Java in 1867. She studied at Pratt Institute with Arthur W. Dow, afterwards going to Paris to study with two famous Spanish painters, Claudio Castelucho and Angalaba. Returning to the United States, she worked with Charles H. Woodbury in Boston, teaching in his school, for a time.
Patterson’s paintings in oil, watercolor and pastel have been widely exhibited and she is internationally famous for her wood- block prints. In 1915 she received Honorable Mention in the Panama Pacific Exposition and in 1931 she received the Dawson Memorial Medal. Patterson’s prints of flowers, landscapes and seascapes are reminiscent of Japanese prints. Some of them were selected and shown in the 1922 Champs de Mar Paris Salon.
In 1940, Patterson retired from teaching and spent her summers conducting private lessons in landscape painting in her studio on Monhegan Island in Maine.