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Margot McMahon


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A lifelong environmentalist, internationally-awarded Margot McMahon sculpts, writes, and paints human, plant, and animal forms to say, through art, her hope that decisions be made to support life on earth. Margot McMahon’s Mac and Irene series: 1) Airdrie, 2) A WWII Saga, 3) If Trees Could Talk, launched in 2021 with Aquarius Press. In 2021 Write Volumes published Margot’s Soul to Soul short story. In 2020, her essay, Sculpting Forms of Nature, was published in the Remembering Fifty Anthology of Fifty Years of Women at Yale. Margot’s The Fifth Season: The Chicago Tree Project book, received the 2020 Mate E. Palmer First-Place Book Award (IWPA), Soka Gakkai International (Tokyo, Japan) presented Margot with Arts and Culture Award, as did Barat College award her the Rose Philippine Duchesne Society honor. MIT Press published Transforming Nature (2018) and Yale University Print and Publishing published The Gift of Art: Sculpture Ventures for Young Artists. Margot taught at Yale University (MFA), Art Institute of Chicago and DePaul University. She is a Trustee at Ragdale Foundation, Yale Chicago, and YaleWomen Chicago She is on committees of YaleBlueGreen and The Chicago Literary Club. Margot is a founder of Ragdale’s Cornerstone and YaleArtAlumni League. Margot’s science writing publications include Scholastic Magazine, Chicago Magazine, and World Book Encyclopedia.
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Art and authors: Interpreting Art to give Clues for Writing
An Aviation History: 1938-1945
The Luster of Things Gifted: Writing your family story from objects given
Historical Fiction: Placing Characters in their Time
Finding your Family’s History: Research and Oral History
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