(b Philadelphia, PA, 1 May 1855; d Gloucester, MA, 17 Sept 1942).
American painter. She began her career painting on porcelain and
producing lithographs and portrait drawings. She studied with
Catharine Ann Drinker (1871), Francis Adolf van der Wielen (1872–3)
and Camille Piton (1879), at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine
Arts in Philadelphia (1877–8), and privately with William Sartain
(1881–3). Under Sartain’s guidance, she learnt to paint, producing
her first major portrait, the Last Days of Infancy (1883–5; priv.
col.). She completed her art training in Paris at the Académie
Julian and the Académie Colorossi (1888–9).
Dorothea and Francesca
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