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'''Mary Ross Strudwick''' (born [[1951]] - died [[November 20]], [[2008]]) was a painter, sculptor, and installation artist, best known for her elaborate altar pieces. She is said to have been one of the first artists in [[Birmingham]] to take installation art seriously. She led a bohemian lifestyle with frequent parties in her studio above the [[L & N Cafe]] downtown. Later she shared a house with [[Karl Schaeffer]] on [[15th Avenue South]].
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'''Mary Ross Strudwick''' (born [[1951]] - died [[November 20]], [[2008]]) was a painter, sculptor, and installation artist, best known for her elaborate altar pieces. She is said to have been one of the first artists in [[Birmingham]] to take installation art seriously. She led a bohemian lifestyle with frequent parties in her studio above the [[L & N Cafe]] downtown. Later she shared a house with [[Karl Schaeffer]] on [[15th Avenue South]]. Ross was married to [[Jimmy Griffin]].
  
Ross died in the fall of 2008. Her memorial service, held at [[Bare Hands Gallery]], drew over 200 well-wishers, including many notables of [[Southside]]'s golden era of counterculture. Eulogies were delivered by [[Johnny Coley]], her daughter [[Sonia Warfel|Sonia]], her sister JoAnne, [[Jonah Schaeffer]] and [[Tommy Carr]]. She was survived by her husband, [[Jimmy Griffin]], her daughter and two grandchildren.
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Ross died [[November 20]], [[2008]]. Her memorial service, held at [[Bare Hands Gallery]], drew over 200 well-wishers, including many notables of [[Southside]]'s golden era of counterculture. Eulogies were delivered by [[Johnny Coley]], her daughter [[Sonia Warfel|Sonia]], her sister JoAnne, [[Jonah Schaeffer]] and [[Tommy Carr]]. She was survived by her husband, [[Jimmy Griffin]], her daughter and two grandchildren.
  
 
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Mary Ross Strudwick (born 1951 - died November 20, 2008) was a painter, sculptor, and installation artist, best known for her elaborate altar pieces. She is said to have been one of the first artists in Birmingham to take installation art seriously. She led a bohemian lifestyle with frequent parties in her studio above the L & N Cafe downtown. Later she shared a house with Karl Schaeffer on 15th Avenue South. Ross was married to Jimmy Griffin.

Ross died November 20, 2008. Her memorial service, held at Bare Hands Gallery, drew over 200 well-wishers, including many notables of Southside's golden era of counterculture. Eulogies were delivered by Johnny Coley, her daughter Sonia, her sister JoAnne, Jonah Schaeffer and Tommy Carr. She was survived by her husband, Jimmy Griffin, her daughter and two grandchildren.

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