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Mary Hoad

Born 1908 Beckenham, Kent. Died 1968

Mary Hoad studied at Chelsea School of Art.

In 1948 she became County Art Organiser for Hertfordshire Education Authority. She served with Nan Youngman and Herbert Read on the editorial board for Athene, the journal of the Society for Education in Art which organised the Pictures for Schools exhibitions, the first of which was held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1947.

Hoad went on to become Principal of St Alban's School of Art from 1957-67 where she promoted courses in art therapy.

Scene In Settle, Yorkshire