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Exhibition History
1974
The Flowering of American Folk Art 1776-1876, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond; The M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, 1974, no. 103, color repro. (cat. by Jean Lipman and Alice Winchester).
1998
Mary Ann Willson: Artist Maid, American Folk Art Museum, New York, 1998, unnumbered catalogue.
Bibliography
1966
101 Primitive Watercolors and Pastels, from the Collection of Edgar William Garbisch and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1966: 39.
1968
Hollander, Stacy. "Mary Ann Willson, Artist Maid." Folk Art: Magazine of the Museum of American Folk Art vol. 23, no. 2 (1998): repro. 22.