Charlotte Osgood Mason

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For the British educator, see Charlotte Mason.

Charlotte Osgood Mason, born Charlotte Louise Van der Veer Quick (May 18, 1854, Princeton, New Jersey – April 15, 1946, New York City),[1] was an American socialite and philanthropist.

She came from a rich family and her wealth increased after the death of her husband Rufus Osgood Mason. She used her wealth to support artists such as Zora Neale Hurston, Aaron Douglas, Langston Hughes, Arthur Fauset, and Miguel Covarrubias of the Harlem Renaissance.[2]

See also[edit]

Carl Van Vechten


  • "Charlotte Louise Mason", in: American National Biography. v. 14 (1999), p. 640-642
  1. ^ Tiffany Ruby Patterson, Zora Neale Hurston and a History of Southern Life, Temple University Press, ISBN 978-1-59213-290-4
  2. ^ Paul Finkelman, Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance, Taylor & Francis, ISBN 978-1-57958-389-7