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educator , photographer

Marion Louise Patterson, American Photographer, educator.


Patterson, Marion Louise was born on April 24, 1933 in San Francisco, California, United States. Daughter of Morrie Leslie and Esther Elizabeth (Parker) Patterson.


Bachelor, Stanford University, 1955; Master of Arts, California State University, San Francisco, 1970.


Clerk, Best's Studio (Ansel Adams Gallery), Yosemite, California, 1958-1961; assistant to photography editor, Sunset magazine, Menlo Park, California, 1961-1964; freelance photographer,, Oaxaca, Mexico, 1964-1966; committee consultant, Projects to Advance Creative in Education, San Mateo, California, 1966-1968; instructor photography, department chairman, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, California, 1968-1997; instructor, University of California, Santa Cruz, since 1984.


  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include West German Embassy in The Hague, Bayreuth, Germany, Kasteel Hoensbrueck, Netherlands, Oaxaca, Mexico, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Focus Gallery, San Francisco, Oakland Museum, Monterey County Museum, Stanford University, Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite, and others. Exhibited in group shows Massachusetts Institute of Technology, George Eastman House, Polaroid Corporation, Art in the Embassies, Indiana University, University Alabama, Critics Choice Traveling Exhibit, New Light, New Directions, Reclaiming Paradise, and others. Contributor photographs and articles to books and magazines.


Morrie Leslie Patterson

Esther Elizabeth (Parker) Patterson