In Their Words

Madeline Yale Wynne's Aesthetic

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Mrs. Wynne's metal work still keeps unchallenged place for beauty and originality. She could not do a commonplace thing and she never repeated herself. Her fresh spirit acted and reacted on vanquished metals--copper, silver, gold--in graceful curves and novel lines. Stones were encircled, crystals suspended, amber enfolded in coils, rings, and chains that send us to the woods to find their lovely counterparts, since histories of art do not reveal them.

Lydia Avery Coonley Ward, contributor, In Memory of Madeline Yale Wynne (Chicago, 1918), page 12.

In this statement, contributed to the volume In Memory of Madeline Yale Wynne, Lydia Avery Coonley Ward considers Madeline Yale Wynne's motivations as an artist.