Marie Madeleine Seebold Molinary (American/Louisiana, 1866-1948), "Chrysanthemums", oil on canvas, signed upper right, 31-1/4" x 21". Attractively framed. Provenance: Private Collection, New Orleans, Louisiana. Literature: Painting The Town: The Woodward Brothers Come to New Orleans, Jean Bragg Gallery, illustrated page 32. Although she painted portraits, genre scenes and landscapes, Marie Madeleine Seebold Molinary was known as "The Flower Painter of New Orleans". The artist once stated: "Violets are my favorites, and next to them chrysanthemums." Molinary grew up in a household whose patriarch, William Seebold was not only an eminent art connoisseur, promoter, and a gallery owner, but also someone who encouraged his daughter to begin formal art education at an early age. She studied at the Art Union, the Artists's Association of New Orleans with Bror Andres Wikstrom and Andres Molinary (whom she married at his deathbed in 1915), later in New York with William Merritt Chase, and at the Art Institute of Chicago. She was the second woman member of the Artists's Association of New Orleans and was involved with the Southern States Art League. An accomplished painter who exhibited regularly, Molinary also worked as a graphic designer, producing a number of invitations, programs, and backdrops for some of the Carnival organizations in New Orleans. She also taught art classes at the Delgado Museum of Art (now the New Orleans Museum of Art) as well as giving private lessons in her home.