Mary Buff

Mary Buff

Mary Buff (formerly known as Mary Marsh) was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 10, 1890. Mary had an early interest in arts and poetry but only continued to study art. She studied at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and at the Cincinnati Art Academy and received her bachelor's degree in Kansas at Bethany College. Mary then lived in Albion, Idaho and in the 1920s settled in Los Angeles. In 1922 she married Conrad Buff. Mary was the assistant curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Her income was large enough to allow her husband, Conrad Buff, to paint full-time. After getting wed to Conrad Buff, Mary gave up her joy of painting to write children's books with him (and have two sons). She died in 1970.

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Apple and the Arrow
by Conrad & Mary Buff
from Sandpiper Books
Realistic Fiction/Historical Fiction for 4th-6th grade
1952 Newbery Honor Book
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$9.99
Big Tree
by Mary Buff, Conrad Buff
1st Edition from Viking Press
for Preschool-2nd grade
1947 Newbery Honor Book
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
Dash & Dart
by Mary & Conrad Buff
from Viking Press
1943 Caldecott Honor Book
Forest Folk
by Mary & Conrad Buff
Fifth Printing, 1967 from Viking Press
for 2nd-4th grade
in Animal Stories (Location: FIC-ANI)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Magic Maize
by Mary & Conrad Buff
from Houghton Mifflin
1952 Newbery Honor Book