Mabel Josephine Hatch Williams was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts in 1870. She attended school in North Weymouth, MA.
She entered the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in October of 1893, but there is no record of the years studied or a graduation date. She attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Art and Design. She was a student at Mr. Stone’s Art School and the Cowles Art School.
She built a studio in Jackson, NH in 1908 where she lived and worked for thirty-six consecutive summers. In the early 1930s she had a studio in the Greycroft Inn at 5 Bay Street. She held memberships in the Copley Society of Boston (1922-23), the Museum School Alumni Association, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (1930-31), and the Boston Society of Arts and Letters (1929). She is known to have exhibited at the following:
Doll and Richards Gallery in Boston
Alumni Association of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Chicago World’s Fair in 1933
Beverly, Massachusetts Public Library in November of 1933
Miami, Florida Federal Galleries in the late 1930s
Miami Art League Exhibits in 1938 and 1939
Miami Woman’s Club in 1939 and 1940
Pan American Art Pilgrimage in Mexico in 1940
Portland, Maine Society of Art in March of 1942
Twentieth Century Association in Boston in 1942
After her death, there have been exhibitions of her work at the following:
Gray’s Inn in Jackson, NH in 1945
The Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH in 1946
The North Conway Woman’s Club in 1949
Jackson, New Hampshire Historical Society in 1985
The Hood Museum at Dartmouth College in 1988
The Brockton, Massachusetts Museum in 1989
The whereabouts of approximately 135 of her works are presently known (including three collectors who have thirty or so each).