In Memoriam: Mary A. Armstrong, 1948-2020

Mary Armstrong, who taught painting at Boston College for almost 30 years, died last month at her summer home in Georgetown, Maine. She was 71 years old.

A native of Torrington, Connecticut, Armstrong received a bachelor of fine arts degree from Boston University. She earned a master’s degree from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Armstrong joined the studio art faculty in Boston College’s fine arts department in 1989 after having taught at the Charles River School in Dover for 13 years. At Boston College, she taught such classes as Foundations Drawing, Color Theory and Practice, and — in collaboration with the Lynch School of Education — Principles and Concepts in the Arts.

Throughout her academic career, Armstrong continued to paint, where she specialized in landscapes. She exhibited multiple solo shows at The Victoria Munroe Gallery in New York City and Boston’s Victoria Munroe Fine Art Gallery, and was given a 10-year retrospective at The Felecita Foundation in Escondido California.

She retired from teaching at Boston College in 2019.

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