Marian Stoll, (nee Buck) (1879-1961) Artist, Embroiderer
Born Waterbury, Connecticut. Studied art and met her husband at the newly founded Drexel University in Philadelphia.
Married H. Leon Stoll, whom she later divorced, he died in a flu outbreak in 1918.
American newspapers report Marian Stoll as the first woman to climb Mount Winkelturm in the Austrian Tyrol. She studied Applied and Industrial Art in Munich and Vienna. During the First World War she worked with the Red-Cross Agence International des Prisonniers de Guerre in France.
She arrived in Oxford in the 1920’s where she remained until 1928 when she moved to Paris. She lived in Greece in the early 30’s and returned to America in 1935 where she remained until her death in 1961.
Clients included: Siegfried Sassoon, Auldous Huxley, John Masefield. Lytton Strachey, Lady Gwendolyn Churchhill. Delphine Turner, Mrs Poole, Mrs Bishop, Mrs Harris, Lady Asquith, Lord Henry Bentinck and The Duke of Portand.
Exhibited - Walker Gallery, London. in 1923. Oxford Arts Club, Oxford, November - December 1925 Albright Art Gallery, Buffelo, New York -October.1928 Victoria and Albert Museum. 1932. Arden Gallery, NewYork. 1940
Also exhibited: Chicago, Brussels, Paris, Scotland and Vienna.
Museum Collections - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston -
Philadelphia Museum of Art:
Accession numbers, 2001672 / 2001673 / 2003330 / 2003331
Day, Lewis, ‘The Art of Needle Work’, Batsford Ltd,1926 pg 95.
Koch, Alexander, ‘Stickerien und Spitzen’, Darmstadt, 1926.
Hogarth, Mary, ‘Modern Embroidery’ The Studio, 1933, pg 23.
Brown Harbeson, Georgiana, ‘American Needlework: The History of Decorative Stitchery and Embroidery from the Late;16th to the 20th Century’, New York, 1938, pg 185.
Howard, Constance, ‘Embroidery in Great Britain:To 1939’, Batsford Ltd, 1981, Pg 157.
Gardiner Troy,Virginia, ‘The Modernist Textile’, Hampshire, 2006, Pg, 110.
Rayner, Ruth, ‘The Studio Magazine’, Jan 1924, Pg 18.
Waterhouse, Ellis, ‘The Studio Magazine’, September 1927, Pg 168-173.
Letters of correspondence between Lady O. Morrell and Mrs M. Stoll, 1923-1935,
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Centre, University of Texas.
Letters and Correspondence between Alexander Woollcott and Mrs M Stoll. Houghton Library, Harvard University.