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Mary Ellen Fuller-McChesney Edit Profile

publisher , sculptor , writer

Mary Ellen Fuller-McChesney, American Sculptor, writer, publisher. Ford Foundation fellow, 1965-1966; National Endowment Arts grantee, 1975.


Fuller-McChesney, Mary Ellen was born on October 20, 1922 in Wichita, Kansas, United States. Daughter of Edward Emory and Karen Mabel (Rasmussen) Fuller.


Associate of Arts, University of California, Berkeley, 1943.


Staff writer, Currant researcher, Archives of America Art publisher, Sonoma Mount Publishing Company.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: A Period of Exploration, 1973, 2004, Robert McChesney: An American Painter, 1996, numerous poems. Contributor chapters to books, articles to professional journals. Exhibitions include Syracuse (New York ) Museum, San Francisco Museum, Oakland (California) Museum, California State University, Sonoma, Santa Rosa Civic Center, University California, Davis, San Jose (California) State University, University California Center University Oaxaca, Santa Rosa Junior College, 2005, Quicksilver Mine Company, 2006, principal works include Dos Leones, San Francisco General Hospital, 1974, Children's Sculpture Park, Salinas Community Center, 1976, Falcon, Andrew Hill High School, San Jose, California, 1977, Yuba Totem,Yuba Lion, Department Motor Vehicles Building, California, 1983, Playground, Portsmouth Square, San Francisco, 1982, Olympic Lions, Squaw Valley, California, 1983, Stratford Memorial Lion and Bear, Petaluma (California) Library.

      , 1983, Anshen-Mays Birdbath, Sausalito, California, 1984, West Side Pump Station, San Francisco, 1979, 4 garden sculptures, Los Angeles State Office Building, 1987, Walnut Creek Totem, 1992, Seach Park, Santa Cruz, California, 1993, Utah Arts council Bear v Rams, Salt Lake City, 1999, sculptures, Becky Temko Park, Berkeley, California, 2000, Rainbow Ridge Park, Reno, Nevada, 2001, Gala Chamberlain Fountain, Santa Rosa, California, 2002, Garden Lion, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California, 2002, Lady of the Beasts sculpture, Animal Shelter, Petaluma, California, 2003., author short stories. Author: (as Joe Rayter) (mystery novels) The Victim Was Important, 1954, Asking for Trouble, 1955, Stab in the Dark, 1955, Dans La Cirage, 1971.


Married Robert McChesney, December 17, 1949.

Edward Emory Fuller

Karen Mabel (Rasmussen) Fuller

Robert McChesney