From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Tate, Mary L.

(born: 1890) 

Born in Kentucky, Mary was the daughter of Harry and Anna Tate, both Kentucky natives; the family of five lived on Lincoln Avenue in Cincinnati, OH, according to the 1920 U.S. Federal Census. Mary Tate was a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and also studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy and the University of Chicago. Her work was shown at the Harmon Exhibits from 1928-1931. For more see Negro Artists: an illustrated review of their achievements, by Harmon Foundation (1991 reprint edition); and Afro-American Artists. A bio-bibliographical directory, compiled and edited by T. D. Cederholm.


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NKAA Source: Negro artists : an illustrated review of their achievements, including exhibition of paintings by the late Malvin Gray Johnson and sculptures by Richmond Barthe and Sargent Johnson
NKAA Source: Afro-American artists; a bio-bibliographical directory

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“Tate, Mary L.,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed March 23, 2023,

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