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Pioneering artist rediscovered with help from granddaughter she never met

“Cocktail Napkins, Wish Fulfillment,” 1939, by Marguerita MergentimeLent by Mergentime Family Archive Virginia Bayer never met her grandmother, Marguerita Mergentime, but she knew she was some kind of artist. Growing up on the Upper West Side, Bayer ate off boldly patterned place mats her grandmother designed, and heard that she’d even contributed to Radio City… Read More »