Mary Elizabeth Nottingham Day
Mary Elizabeth Nottingham Day, known professionally during her life as Elizabeth Nottingham, (November 29, 1907–April 2, 1956) was an artist and teacher. She preferred to paint outdoors and directly from nature, and was equally skilled in watercolor, ink, and oils.
Day grew up in Culpeper, Virginia, which figured in much of her art. She studied at Randolph-Macon Woman's College, and from the late 1920s until 1931 studied at the Art Students League of New York, and it was at the latter that she met Horace Day.
In 1936 she became director of the Big Stone Gap Federal Art Gallery, and later that same year became director of the Lynchburg Federal Art Gallery. In 1940-1941 she was assistant state art supervisor of the Works Projects Administration's extension service.
She married Horace Day in 1941.
From 1950 until 1956 she sat on the State Art Commission.
She also was a board member and was president of the Virginia Art Alliance.
At the time of her death, she was gaining significant national recognition.
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