Mabel Dodge Luhan
- Category : 1879-births
- Type : PE
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Split - Small (35,51)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Planning 1
American art patron, salon hostess and writer, she was the only child born to wealthy parents. At age 21 she married Carl Evans; the couple had one child and shortly afterwards, Evans died in an accident. His 23-year-old widow married Edwin Dodge, a wealthy architect, in 1903. Two years later the couple traveled to Italy and lived in Florence until 1912 where she entertained the literati of the time: Gertrude Stein, Andre Gide and others. Despite her glittering life, she was often unhappy and made two suicide attempts. After their return to New York, Mabel set up salon-like affairs, entertaining many big names in the world of art and literature. Several years and several love affairs later, Dodge began a columnist for the Hearst publications and in 1916 married her third husband, painter Maurice Sterne. In 1919 the couple moved to Taos, NM where they once again hosted salon affairs for the great minds and artists of the day including George O'Keeffe and D.H. Lawrence. Her marriage turned sour and in 1923 she married a Native American, Tony Luhan. Mabel died in 1962 in Taos, age 83. Her home there was declared a National Historic Landmark and serves as an inn and conference center featuring workshops with well-known writers and artists.