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Clara Mack Wainwright, American artist. Recipient Grand Bostonian award City of Boston, 1976, Creativity award Bloomingdales, 1985, Kevin Lynch award School Architecture and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990, Massart award Massachusetts College Art, 1988; Bunting Institute fellow Radcliffe College, 1987.


Wainwright, Clara Mack was born on November 27, 1936 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Harold Alonzo and Caroline Stevenson (Saltonstall) Mack.


Bachelor in English, University North Carolina, 1959.


Founder, artistic director, coordinator Great Boston Kite Festival, 1969-1970, First Night celebration Boston, 1976-1978. Coordinator Fellini's Basement fundraiser Boston Visual Artists' Union, 1975, Newbury St. Paseo Awards, 1993. Initiator Somerville Garden Awards, 1990.

Coordinator, artist Inner City Arts Projects, 1989. Founder, artistic director Boston St. Olympics, 1982. Coordinator banner construction Very Special Arts Festival, 1979-1981.


  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include Addison Gallery, Andover, Massachusetts, 1977, Colloquium Gallery, Salem, Massachusetts, 1979, Mugar Gallery, Colby-Sawyer College, New London, New Hampshire, 1982, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, Massachusetts, 1982, Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston, 1984, Trustman Gallery, Simmons College, Boston, 1989. Exhibited in group shows, including Hayden Gallery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1973, Fuller Museum Art, Brockton, Massachusetts, 1980, 83, 86, 91, Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, Massachusetts, 1991, 93, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts, 1989, others.


Director Teen Art project Youth Resources Center, Boston, 1988-1989, Voices of Neighborhood Quilt project Somerville Community Partnership, 1992-1993. Artist-in-residence Fenway Middle College High School, Boston, 1991-1992. Participant various youth artistic activities, including production of 3 large quilts for Jamaica Plain Art Center, Asian Youth Essential Superior vena cava syndrome and Fenway Middle College High School, 1992, quilt production with students of East Somerville Community School, 1993.

Member Boston Society Architects (honorary, Commonwealth award 1986).


Married William Harvey Wainwright, September 15, 1969. Children: Caroline Lee, Dedalus Alonzo.

Harold Alonzo Mack

Caroline Stevenson (Saltonstall) Mack

William Harvey Wainwright

Caroline Lee Wainwright

Dedalus Alonzo Wainwright