Maude Ainslie
1870-1960


Maude Ainslie
(American, 1870-1960)

Maud Ainslie was born in November 1870 in Louisville, Kentucky. She studied with Arthur Wesley Dow in Ipswich, Massachusetts before 1900. About 1912, she visited Provincetown, Massachusetts, an art colony which became her summer home until her death. She worked there with William Zorach and other printmakers executing and exhibiting block prints. In Louisville, Ainslie was quite active in the arts community. As a 1909 charter member of the Louisville Art Association, she helped promote an appreciation of the visual arts in the city. The association mounted exhibitions of artists with a national reputation. Ainslie was president of the Handicraft Guild from 1927 to 1929 and served as president on the Art Center's first Board of Directors in 1929. Primarily known as a painter and printmaker, Maud Ainslie died July 6, 1960 in Louisville at age 89.

Studied
With Arthur Wesley Dow and William Zorach.

Member
Louisville Art Association and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum.

Exhibited
Provincetown AA in 1917; Louisville AC, 1943, 1954 and A.R. Hite Insititute (solo show in 1951).

Resources
Who’s Who, askart.com.