Florence MacKubin

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Florence MacKubin (or Mackubin) (19 May 1857, Florence – 2 February 1918, Baltimore) was an American portrait painter in miniature, pastel, and oil colors. She painted portraits of prominent people in the U.S.A. and the U.K., as well as several famous copies of portraits, and exhibited at the Paris Salon, the London Academy, and the National Academy, New York.[1]


MacKubin studied in Fontainbleau under M. Lainé, in Munich under Professor Herterich, and in Paris under Louis Deschamps in oil, Julius Rolshoven in pastel, and Mlle. Jeanne Devina in miniature painting.[1][2] The Board of Public Works of Maryland appointed her to make copies of portraits of George Calvert and Cecilius Calvert. For the Board she also painted a copy of Warwick Castle's famous Van Dyke portrait of Queen Henrietta Maria,[3] for whom Maryland is named. The people whose portraits she painted include Joel Chandler Harris, Basil Gildersleeve, Mrs. Charles J. Bonaparte, Justice Horace Gray, Senator George F. Hoar, and Mrs. Thomas F. Bayard. Her life-sized portrait of Cardinal Gibbons was exhibited in 1903 in Baltimore and in 1904 at the St. Louis Exposition. She resided in Baltimore for most of her life and kept a studio and summer home in St. Andrews, New Brunswick.[1][4]


  1. ^ a b c Clement, Clara Erskine (1904). "Mackubin, Florence". Women in the Fine Arts. Houghton Mifflin. pp. 219–220. 
  2. ^ "MACKUBIN, Florence". The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography: p. 293. 1916. 
  3. ^ "MacKubin, Florence". The International Who's Who in the World: p. 727. 1912. 
  4. ^ "Florence Mackubin, Portrait Painter". NY Times. 3 Feb 1918. 

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