Mary Berenson American art historian

Mary Berenson is a 81 years old American art historian from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mary Berenson was born on January 01, 1864 (died on January 01, 1945, she was 81 years old) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as Mary Pearsall Smith.



Mary Berenson née Mary Smith was an art historian now thought to have had a large hand in some of the writings of her second husband Bernard Berenson. Her father was Robert Pearsall Smith her mother Hannah Whitall Smith. She studied at the Harvard Annex in 1884-1885. Here Mary met the Irish barrister Benjamin Conn Frank Costelloe who she married in 1885.
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Her real name:
Birth name of Mary Berenson is Mary Pearsall Smith
Is Mary Berenson still alive?

No, she died on 01/01/1945, 78 years ago. She was 81 years old when she died. She died in Florence


Her mother is Hannah Whitall Smith and her father is Robert Pearsall Smith. Her mother was American writer Her mother died at the age of 79 (Mary was 47 years old). When Mary born she was 31 years old. and Robert Pearsall Smith was 36 years old when Mary born. Her father was an American Quaker leader.


Hannah Whitall Smith
Mother: Hannah Whitall Smith
Robert Pearsall Smith
Father: Robert Pearsall Smith


Mary Berenson had two marriages.

Bernard Berenson

Bernard Berenson, American art historian

She married with Bernard Berenson (94), in 1900. Mary Berenson was 36 and Bernard Berenson was 34 years old. Married for 123 years, 4 months.

Benjamin Francis Conn Costelloe

Benjamin Francis Conn Costelloe

Berenson married with Benjamin Francis Conn Costelloe in 1885. Mary Berenson was 21 and Benjamin Francis Conn Costelloe was 30 years old. Married for 138 years, 4 months.


She had two children, Ray (53, British feminist activist and writer) and Karin (64, British psychologist) . When her first child, Ray Strachey, was born, Mary Berenson was 23 years old.


Mary Berenson had 2 siblings. American writer Logan (1 year younger) and Wife of Bertrand Russell Alys (3 years younger)


She graduated from Smith College and Radcliffe College

Where does She lives?

She is living in Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies.

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