Published in The Washington Post on May 2, 2020
LOIS MARK (1926 - 2020)
Lois Anderson Mark, born in Washington DC on April 14, 1926, she attended Western
High School (1944), received her BA from the University of Minnesota and went on to
study at the Art Students League in NY.
She returned to DC where she married Edward K. Mark and began work as a freelance
artist for major department stores including Bonwit Teller and the Hecht Co. From there
she progressed into textile design where she found success selling her work to carpet
and fabric mills. Her later years were spent painting. Known for her extraordinary use of
color, she exhibited at Fine Line Gallery in Atlanta, Caelum Gallery in New York and
numerous places around Washington including the Katzen Center at American University.
Lois was a lifelong member of Grace Lutheran Church.
She passed away peacefully on April 24, 2020.
She is survived by her husband, Edward of Arlington, daughter, Valerie (Mike) of Atlanta
and son, Creighton of Washington.
A celebration of her life will be planned at a later date.
Memorial contributions if desired may be made to the National Endowment for the Arts or
Grace Lutheran Church.
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