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By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | March 25, 2022

Since we are observing Water Week within Women's History Month, today we share a painting by Clara Mairs. 
It is titled "Swimmers" and undated.
Mairs was an painter, printmaker, and decorative artist active over a long period. Learn more about her here: https://www.mnopedia.org/person/mairs-clara-1878-1963
And see a few of her painting in person in the "Art Speaks" exhibit!