Mary Shiras 1905-1981        

Adobe In Lano
size: 20" X 24" medium: Oil

Mary Shiras was born January 10, 1905 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.  She attended The Finch School Of Art in New York. She exhibited at the New York State Fair in  1955 and at Oakes Exhibit in Stables Gallery of Taos.
She studied with Henry Saltman in Florida and Emil Bistram of Taos. 
She purchased Herbert Dunton’s Home in Taos and was a resident there since 1953 .
Mary Shiras was a friend and associate of Helen Kentnor who owned and operated the historic Sagebrush Inn in Taos since 1931. Mrs. Kentnor befriended many early Taos Artists & was a well known figure in town.
Mary Shiras passed away on Feb. 1981.

Sources : Parniani Fine Art / The Taos News & Mary Shiras Obituary