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Mary Roberts Ebert
Lyme Art Colony
(February 8, 1873–October 17, 1956) In Lyme: 1919-1956
Mary Roberts Ebert (1873-1956) was born in Titusville, Pennsylvania on February 8, 1873. Her father invented of the Roberts Torpedo used in oil drilling amassing great wealth. In the mid-1890s she began studying at the Art Students League. By 1897 she had enrolled in Twachtman’s summer classes at Cos Cob.

In 1903 Mary married Charles Ebert and they settled in Greenwich. Their only child Elizabeth was born in 1904. Mary Ebert was active with the Greenwich Society of Artists and exhibited there in 1928. She was a member of the Lyme Art Association and participated regularly in their annual exhibitions. She exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, 1919-20. The Florence Griswold Museum held a retrospective exhibition in 1996 entitled, "Color, Light & Atmosphere: The Art of Charles and Mary Roberts Ebert."

She was a life member of the American Watercolor Society and a member of the National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors in New York.

Mary Roberts & Charles Ebert moved to Old Lyme and bought an Italianate house on Lyme Street. They frequently took their meals at Miss Florence's enjoying the company of fellow artists. She and her husband traveled extensively. Her drawings and watercolors of coastal areas show scenes from New England, Florida, Bermuda, and the Bahamas.

Mary Ebert died in Old Lyme on October 17, 1956.

Artist Objects

A Dory 1978.7.70

Bait Shop 1978.7.43

Boat 1978.7.58

Boats 1978.7.65

Boats 1978.7.73

Church 1978.7.155

Cove Scene 1991.110.5

Farm Scene 1978.7.54

Farmyard 1978.7.120

Figure Study 1978.7.125

Floral Study 1978.7.130

Floral Study 1978.7.131

Floral Study 1978.7.132

Floral Study 1978.7.133

Floral Study 1978.7.134

Harbor Scene 1991.110.1

Landscape 1978.7.141

Landscape 1978.7.142

Landscape 1978.7.105

Landscape 1978.7.107

Landscape 1978.7.36

Landscape 1978.7.99

Monhegan 1978.7.158

Old House 1978.7.33

Sailboat 1978.7.31

Sailboat 1978.7.32

Sailboat 1978.7.39

Sailboat 1978.7.53

Sailboat 1978.7.57

Sailboat 1978.7.75

Sailboat 1978.7.82

Sailboats 1978.7.63

Sailboats 1978.7.80

Seascape 1978.7.38

Seascape 1978.7.42

Seascape 1978.7.48

Seascape 1978.7.49

Seascape 1978.7.51

Seascape 1978.7.55

Seascape 1978.7.59

Seascape 1978.7.61

Seascape 1978.7.68

Seascape 1978.7.72

Seascape 1978.7.81

Seascape 1978.7.90

Seascape 1978.7.92

Seascape 1978.7.100

Seascape 1978.7.103

Seascape 1978.7.110

Seascape 1978.7.117

Seascape 1978.7.137

Seascape 1978.7.139

Seascape 1978.7.101

Seascape 1978.7.62

Shore Scene 1978.7.118

Shore Scene 1978.7.123

Sketchbook 1982.7.193

Sketchbook 1982.7.194

Steps 1978.7.162

Stormy Seas 1978.7.121

Tahiti Beach 1978.7.112

The Whay 1978.7.160

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