Mary Fuller (sculptor)

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Mary Fuller McChesney (born October 20, 1922 Wichita, Kansas[1]) is an American sculptor, and art historian. She was a 1975 National Endowment for the Arts fellow.[2]


She grew up in Stockton, California and studied at University of California, Berkeley, where she studied with Paul Marhenke. She was a welder in the Richmond, California shipyard, during World War II, and potter at California Faience. She married Robert P. McChesney, in December 1949;[3] they lived in the North Bay San Francisco. [4] They moved to the Sonoma Mountain.[5]

The research materials for her book are held at the Archives of American Art.[6]


  • A Period of Exploration: San Francisco 1945-1950 Oakland Museum, 1973, OCLC 754950


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