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  Mary Ann Buffam Evans by Alden MoteA birthright Quaker, Mote was born in West Milton, Ohio in 1840. A nephew of Marcus Mote, he moved to Richmond in 1870 where he and his brother conducted a photography business (Mote Brothers, Artists and Photographers) for sixteen years. He received art instruction from Harry Hilliard and Barton Hays of Indianapolis. Like his uncle, Alden specialized in portrait painting. One of his best examples is a portrait of tin-plate king, Daniel Reid, located in the lobby of Reid Health.  
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"A Path Through the Woods" by Alden Mote
Earlham College Permanent Art Collection

Mary Ann Buffam Evans by William Alden Mote
Quaker Hill Conference Center Collection

Richmond Art Museum Collection
Richmond Art Museum Collection
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Born: 1840
Died: 1917

Preferred Media: Painting

Additional Information & Images:



  • Palladium-Item, January 13, 1917. Obituary.

  • ___The Richmond School; Presented by Jay County Arts Council and the Art Association of Richmond, September, 1985.

  • Peat, Wilbur. Pioneer Painters of Indiana. Crawfordsville, Indiana: The Lakeside Press, 1954.


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