Miss Van Blarcom, An Artist, Was 40

Wife of Charles R. Milbauer is Dead — Former Serigraph Society Aide Headed Gallery

Miss Mary Van Blarcom of Point Pleasant, N.J., an artist, former vice president of the National Serigraph Society and former director of Artists of Today Gallery in Newark, N.J., died Tuesday in Point Pleasant Hospital, after a long illness. Her age was 40.

Miss Van Blarcom who, in private life was Mrs. Charles Rudolf Milbauer, wife of the artist, is represented by paintings and serigraphs (silk screen prints) in the collections of the New York Public Library, Howard University, Central Michigan College of Education, United States State Department, Ball State Teachers College, Indiana, American Association of University Women, Alabama Polytechnic Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

She won the Marion Cunningham Memorial Prize for “La Bete” in 1949, received honorable mention from the American Color Print Society for “March Wind” in 1948, and won the Barstow Award for water-color at the National Association for University Women in 1946 and the Morrow Award of the Beacon Annual in 1947.

Miss Van Blarcom exhibited her work widely. She was a member of the American Color Print Society, Associated Artists of New Jersey and Artists Equity.

She had studied at Wellesley College and with Frederick Griffin at the Muse Studio, Newark.

Surviving, besides her husband, are a son, Karl A. Milbauer; a daughter by a former marriage, Mary Ann Bradley; her mother, Mrs. Andrew Van Blarcom of Andover, N.J.; a brother, Joseph Van Blarcom of Madison, N.J.; and two sisters, Mrs. Ralph Inslee of Newton, N.J. and Mrs. Percy Ballantine of Andover, N.J.

Source: New York Times, July 17, 1953.

Anne Van Blarcom & Percy Ballantine

Newton, N.J., April 15 — Miss Anne Brackenridge Van Blarcom, daughter of Mrs. Andrew Van Blarcom of Newark, formerly of Nutley, N.J., was married here this afternoon to Percy Harper Ballantine, also of Newark, son of Mr. and Mrs. Percy Ballantine of Lake Wales, Fla.  The ceremony was performed at Windy Brow Farm, the home of the bride’s brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph H. Inslee, by the Rev. George C. Vincent, pastor of the Union Congregational Church of Upper Montclair.  The bride, given in marriage by her brother, Joseph R. Van Blarcom of Rutherford, wore an ivory satin gown trimmed with rosepoint lace and an heirloom rosepoint veil.  She carried gardenias, lilies of the valley and white orchids.  Mrs. Inslee was her sister’s only attendant.  Peter Ballantine of Newark was his brother’s best man.

Source:  New York Times, April 16, 1944.