About the Artist
Mary Ackerman Buckwalter (1918-2007)
Born in Paterson, NJ, Mary spent the bulk of her adult life in Hunterdon County raising a family while pursuing her artistic endeavors. She was educated at NYU (Washington Square Studios) and studied under area artists including Sigmund Kozlo and Leo Russell. She spent nearly 50 years honing her craft here in Hunterdon, mainly painting still life and landscapes. Taking a cue from both the New Hope School and PA impressionists, her work reflects an influence from Pre-war European Impressionism but with an American aspect.
Mary has exhibited throughout NJ and Eastern PA, and was a member of the Hunterdon Art Center of Clinton. Her work has found permanent homes in the Hunterdon Medical Center, Hunterdon Hospice, the County Seat in Flemington and also The Three Bridges Public Library.