Maud Humphrey

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Maternal cares by Maud Humphrey, c. 1897

Maud Humphrey (March 30, 1868 – 1940) was a suffragette, commercial illustrator and the mother of actor Humphrey Bogart.

Born in Rochester, New York to John Perkins Humphrey and Frances V. Dewey Churchill, she was an American commercial artist, illustrator and watercolorist.


She studied at the Art Students League of New York and in Paris at the Julian Academy.[1]


She won a Louis Prang and Company competition for Christmas card design and then began working for publisher F. A. Stokes as an illustrator.[2] From the 1890’s through the 1920’s, her work Included child portraits, "illustrating calendars, greeting cards, postcards, fashion magazines, and more than 20 story books." She earned more than $50,000 a year while her husband's surgical practice brought in $20,000 a year.[3]

Personal life[edit]

She married Dr. Belmont DeForest Bogart (1867–1934); they had one son, Humphrey, and two daughters. She died in 1940 and was interred in the Columbarium at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.