Sunday, November 1, 2015

Patricia Marshall Tate (1906-1988) Boston Portrait Artist

Sitter:  Edward L. Bernays,  22 Nov 1891 - 10 March 1995 National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Richard Hinds

Sitter:  Walter Gropius,  18 May 1883 - 5 Jul 1969 National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Patricia Marshall Tate, a Boston portrait artist who painted some of Massachusetts' most powerful political figures -- including James Michael Curley and Kevin H. White -- died Sunday in a nursing home in Washington, D.C. She was 82.

Mrs. Tate worked for 50 years out of her Beacon Hill studio, creating works that now hang in the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery and in the homes of her subjects.

Cardinal Humberto Medeiros, Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge, Cardinal Richard Cushing and Alan Dershowitz, the Harvard law school professor, also posed for her. The Smithsonian bought her portrait of the architect Walter Gropius in 1984. 
Boston Herald Sunday November 22 1936

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