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Mary Norrington Irwin, Canadian writer, artist. Member, chapter trustee League Women Voters, 1956-1965, 77—; active Unitarian Universalist Church, 1959-1994; national secretary Unitarian Fellowship Social Justice, 1957-1958. Member Maine Writers & Publications Alliance, Union Maine Visual Artists, Maine Coast Artists.

Background

Irwin, Mary Norrington was born on April 9, 1922 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Came to the United States, 1930, naturalized, 1954. Daughter of William Andrew and Roberta Mary (McLaughlin) Irwin.

Education

Student, University Chicago, 1939-1940;Bachelor, U. Toronto, 1944;postgraduate, The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, 1946-1948;postgraduate, Carnegie Mellon U., 1963-1964;Master of Arts, Bowling Green State University, 1982;Master of Fine Arts, Bowling Green State University, 1983.

Career

Freelance illustrator, graphic artist, since 1945. Assistant art editor World Book Encyclopedia, Chicago, 1946-1949. Freelance painter, since 1963.

Freelance writer, since 1983. Instructor Toledo (Ohio) Museum Art, 1983-1988, Private Art Classes, Nassau County, New York, 1973-1976, Bowling Green (Ohio) State University, 1985. Judge numerous art exhibitions, Ohio, Maine, since 1984.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: On Our Own: Older Women After Marriage, 1991, The Full Price, 1994. Columnist, art critic Dialogue, 1984-1988.

Membership

Member, chapter trustee League Women Voters, 1956-1965, 77—. Active Unitarian Universalist Church, 1959-1994. National secretary Unitarian Fellowship Social Justice, 1957-1958.

Member Maine Writers & Publications Alliance, Union Maine Visual Artists, Maine Coast Artists.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: hiking, canoeing, cross-country skiing.

Connections

Married John Royston Coleman, October 1, 1943 (divorced January 1967). Children: John Michael Coleman, Nancy Jane Coleman, Patty Ann Coleman, Paul Richard Coleman (deceased), Stephen William Coleman. Married Irving Russell Murray, June 26, 1967 (divorced August 1988).

father:
William Andrew Irwin

mother:
Roberta Mary (McLaughlin) Irwin

spouses:
John Royston Coleman

Irving Russell Murray

children:
John Michael Coleman Irwin

Nancy Jane Coleman Irwin

Patty Ann Coleman Irwin

Paul Richard Coleman Irwin (deceased)

Stephen William Coleman Irwin