Marguerite Stuber Pearson


Marguerite Stuber Pearson is considered an outstanding female painter of the Boston School. Her subjects ranged from genre and still life to portraiture and landscapes.

Pearson had a strong devotion to her art. She began life destined for a career as a concert pianist when, tragically she contracted Polio at age 16 while vacationing with her family in Maine. Her illness left her partially paralyzed and confined to a wheel chair. She regained partial use of her hands and began to draw. By age 22, Pearson was enrolled in classes at the MFA, Boston School of Art. She also took private lessons from Edmund Tarbell who once wrote to her saying, “We are glad you uphold the Boston tradition, and we look to you to uphold it, which you have more than done and are still doing.” The Boston School of painters was a group who focused on moving beyond Impressionist ideas introducing realism through an Academic approach and included such heavy weights as Tarbell, William Paxton and Frank Benson. Pearson is most known for her interior scenes with women, portrait and still life work.

She exhibited at the Salmagundi Club, NY, National Academy of Design, Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts.

Selected Collections:
  • Huntsville Museum of Art, Louise & Alan Sellars Collection, Alabama
  • Museum of Art at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska