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Woman or Portait of Mary Tilyou?
 

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A very strong and confidant portrait of a famous woman. Probably a real sleeper!


Woman or Portait of Mary Tilyou?

George / Mary (Mary) Luks / tilyou

We are looking for Information on this painting
And on Mary Tilyou
And a picture of Mary Tilyou as a young woman
And a sample of her signature

CAN YOU HELP?
This painting was in a group of unsigned, quite amateurish paintings, one of whcih was reported to be by George Luks, purchased by two friends at an estate sale, from of of a neice of Mary Tilyou who died at the age of 103 in 1956. They chided me for not buying the lot, but this was the only good painting in the group, though it was signed not by Luks but by Tilyou. I dismissedd the story for many years. To follow it further click here.
 
She was the widow of the founder of Steeplechase in Coney Island and kept it going after his death, through the depression and the war until her death.Her heirs sold the park to Fred Trump in 1966 and it was demolished.

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