Mary Hall Atwood (1894 - 1950) was a mural and map-making specialist who also did illustration and fine art painting. Mary Atwood was born in Chicago, Illinois. She became a pupil of Robert-Fleury and Jean Francois Millet at the Academie Julian in Paris, and in the 1930s moved to Los Angeles where she lived until her death in Glendale. She earned a reputation for the many decorative maps she did of Southern California, and her maps including Death Valley are in numerous public buildings. She was also an active member of the California Watercolor Society. In her travels through the Southwest, she was in Arizona and completed a mural commission for the Phoenix Rotary Club.