Holmes, Mary A.

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Holmes, Mary A. Gender: F
born on 8 May 1910 at 23:55 (= 11:55 PM )
Place Aberdeen, South Dakota, 45n28, 98w29
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 17°44' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 17°57 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 09°54'


American painter, educator and Professor of Art History.

Holmes, who grew up in various towns in the West, and in Chicago, began her career as a painter and became equally well-known for her work as an art historian, hosting a series of community lectures, as well. In 1953, during her tenure at UCLA, Holmes hosted a highly rated educational television program, "Art 5A," which was based on her university lectures.

She was a founding member of the faculty of the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Holmes was a painter of visionary and mythical forms, though she chose to teach art history rather than painting, telling a reporter once that she thought it was "very dangerous for anybody who wants to paint to teach painting. I've seen it destroy I don't know how many people."

She was married with one son, Michael Adams Holmes O'Malley. She died on January 21, 2002 in the Santa Cruz hospital.


  • Death, Cause unspecified 21 January 2002 in Santa Cruz (Age 91)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Steinbrecher quotes her


  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 91)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor of art history)