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Thread Leaf Maple in Winter

  • Thread Leaf in Winter by Mary Louise Pierson
  • Mary Louise Pierson
    Thread Leaf Maple in Winter, 1999
    Cibrachrome print
    16.5 x 21 inches
    Gift of the artist

    Mary Louise Pierson is the granddaughter of Nelson A. Rockefeller. A painter and photographer, she earned a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her work has been represented in numerous shows in New York and Boston, featured in Architectural Digest Magazine, Art & Antiques Magazine, and the New York Post. She is a trustee of the Vermont Studio Center and founder of Youth, Community Gardens, and the Urban Environment in New York City.

    Kykuit, the country home of John D. Rockefeller Sr., John D. Rockefeller Jr., Nelson A. Rockefeller, and their families, stands majestically atop a hill overlooking the Hudson River. Built between 1906 and 1913 by architects Delano and Aldrich, it was just recently opened to the public. But visitors will never see the estate in as intimate a way as it is presented in ML’s work. To preserve the memory of what Kykuit was like when it was a private home, Mary Louise Pierson spent years photographing the estate, its noteworthy collection of sculpture and its magnificent grounds.

    A series of her photographs of Kykuit can be viewed in the Levine Family Central Registration-Yawkey 2.