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Marie Clark Hodges, sculptor

Marie Clark Hodges, 84, a renowned artist and sculptor, of Chestnut Hill and Manchester, Vt., died on May 21. Mrs. Hodges work was featured in exhibits throughout the United States and garnered  several awards.

She was the daughter of Clarence Sewall and Marguerite Clark. Her father was one of  the  first Americans to play at Wimbledon. in 1883. ALong with his brother Joseph Sill Clark and was one of the inaugural seven elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Mrs Hodges’ grandfather, Clarence Monroe Clark, helped found the U.S. National Lawn Tennis Association (USTA) in 1881 and won the first national men’s doubles championship with W.F. Taylor in 1881, in Newport, R.I.

Mrs. Hodges attended the Shipley School, Milton Academy and the University of Pennsylvania. She also studied at the Tyler School of Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

She was a member of the Vermont Council of the Arts and the Philadelphia Cricket Club.

She is survived by five sons, Ward, Ian, Sewall, Stuart, Peter, a daughter, Marguerite and 11 grandchildren.

A funeral Mass was celebrated on May 25 at Our Mother of Consolation Church in Chestnut Hill.

Memorial contributions may be made to Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118. -JK


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