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Stewart, Priscilla Ann Mabie, 1926-



  • Existence: 1926-


Priscilla Ann Mabie Stewart, art historian and professor, was born in Iowa City, Iowa, on September 21, 1926. Her father was Edward Charles Mabie, head of the University of Iowa's Speech and Dramatic Art Department from 1920 to1956.

Priscilla Mabie graduated from the University High School in 1944 and went on to earn a B.A. from the University of Iowa in art history in 1948. That same year she was awarded a certificate in Commercial Photography from the School of Modern Photography in New York City. She married Thomas Wilson Stewart in 1949, gained her teacher's certification and, when he graduated from law school in1951, moved to Florida. They settled in Bradenton, Florida, and she was hired as an art coordinator in local elementary schools. Stewart began teaching at the local junior college (later named Manatee Community College) in 1958 and attained the rank of full professor after she had earned an M.A. in Humanities in 1974 from the University of South Florida in Tampa and an Ed. S. in Art Education at Florida Atlantic in Boca Raton in 1981. She also organized and directed the Pelican PerchWild Bird Hospital in Bradenton from 1953 to 1985 which rehabilitates injured birds of all kinds. Stewart and her husband have no children.

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Priscilla Ann Mabie Stewart papers

Identifier: IWA0168

Art historian and Professor who settled in Florida where she organized and directed a wild bird hospital.

Dates: 1932-2007