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artist , patron of the arts

Mary Reynolds Aldis, American patron of the arts, artist.


Aldis, Mary Reynolds was born on June 8, 1872 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of William Collins and Marie Antoinette (L’Hommedieu) Reynolds.


Educated St. Mary’s School, Knoxville, Illinois.


1 son, Graham. A founder, 1910, of the “Aldis Playhouse” (a little theatre at her country home), where plays were presented by amateurs for many summers. Founder, 1930, of Ropp School of Art, Lake Forest, Illinois, and Chicago. Painter of decorative water colors.

Exhibited at Delphic Galleries, New York, 1932. Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, 1932. Increase Robinson’s Gallery, Chicago, 1933.

Pataky Gallery, Orlando, Florida, 1934. Ex-president Chicago Visiting Nurse Association Author of plays, pamphlets and verse. Home: Lake Forest, Illinois.

Also Winter Park, Fla.


  • Other Work

    • Author of plays, pamphlets and verse.


Married Arthur Taylor Aldis, June 8, 1892.

William Collins Reynolds

Marie Antoinette (L’Hommedieu) Reynolds

Arthur Taylor Aldis