Margaret F. Winner

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Margaret Ferguson Winner

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
DiedDecember 21, 1937(1937-12-21) (aged 70–71)
CitizenshipUnited States of America
Alma materPennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
  • Illustrator
  • Portrait painter
  • Miniaturist
  • Septimus Winner (father)

Margaret Ferguson Winner (1866 - December 21, 1937) was an illustrator, portrait painter, and miniaturist.[1][2][3] She completed 13 portrait paintings for Dickinson College.[4] She also has a painting in the National Portrait Gallery.[5]

She was born and raised in Philadelphia and held a Fellowship at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.[6] Musical composer Septimus Winner was her father.[4]

She painted Supreme Court Justice Roger Brooke Taney posthumously.[4] and John Kirk McCurdy,[5] a Rough Rider.[7] She also painted a portrait of Dr. William Ruoff.[8]

She lived at 1706 North 16th Street.[4]

Her photograph appears in the book Septimus Winner: Two Lives in Music.[9] Winner was a memberof the Art Alliance and Plastic Club.[6]

The paintings she did of Dickinson presidents hung in Old West and Bosler Hall.[10]


  • Her Very Best (1901) by Amy E. Blanchard[11]
  • Dearie, Dot, and the Dog (1904) by Julie M. Lippmann
  • Mistress Moppet (1904) by Annie M. Barnes[12]


  1. TIMES, Special to THE NEW YORK (December 22, 1937). "MISS M. F. WINNER, PORTRAIT PAINTER; Philadelphia Artist Is Dead at 71--Daughter of Writer of Well-Known Songs". The New York Times.
  2. "Arts Magazine". Art Digest Incorporated. May 15, 1937 – via Google Books.
  3. "Arts Magazine". Art Digest Incorporated. June 22, 1937 – via Google Books.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "1937-12-22 - Mgt Winner d". December 22, 1937. p. 4 – via Philadelphia Enquirer at
  5. 5.0 5.1 "John Kirk McCurdy". Smithsonian Institution.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "1937-12-22 - Mgt Winner d". December 22, 1937. p. 4 – via
  7. Barnes, Mark (September 13, 2010). The Spanish-American War and Philippine Insurrection, 1898-1902: An Annotated Bibliography. Routledge. ISBN 9781136936982 – via Google Books.
  8. Philadelphia, Art Club of (May 15, 1900). "Annual Exhibition of Oil Paintings and Sculpture". Morris Press – via pages 21 and 99.
  9. Remson, Michael (May 15, 2002). Septimus Winner: Two Lives in Music. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 9780810845404 – via Google Books.
  10. Dickinson Alumnus February 1938, Necrology page 24
  11. "Search results from Selected Digitized Books, Available Online, Her Very Best, (Dcmsiabooks.herverybest00blan/)".
  12. Shaw, Albert (May 15, 1904). "The American Monthly Review of Reviews". Review of Reviews – via Google Books.

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