Speaker:

Janet Worthington

Mary Hallock Foote: Novelist and Artist

Mary Hallock Foote An acclaimed author and illustrator, Mary Hallock Foote left her New York home to follow her husband Arthur Foote into the frontier American West. Janet Worthington explores the many talents of Mary Hallock Foote as she portrays her experiences in Colorado, Idaho, California and Mexico and creates novels and illustrations that brought new insights into life in mining camps and ranches. Her twelve novels, as well as her illustrations for such classic writers as Louisa May Alcott Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Bret Harte, demonstrate her talents for transforming her life into artistic work.