Art Institute of Chicago

Mary L. Seward-Miller

Mary L. Seward-Miller

Mary L. Seward-Miller, a noted Baltimore watercolorist who was known for her cityscapes, whimsical country scenes, winterscapes, Maine seascapes and still lifes, died Jan. 29 at Stella Maris Hospice of complications from a fall. She was 86.

"She had been my student, and I considered her the best student I ever had and I told her that. It's a story of how the student soon became a master," said Frederic "Fritz" Schuler Briggs, a Baltimore artist who teaches at the Schuler School of Fine Arts. "She was extremely creative and took off and did all kinds of amazing things. She was a watercolorist but also combined pastels and drawings in her work."