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U. S. Women Painters:

1893 Chicago World's Fair and Exposition


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This Page:
Mary Nimmo Moran
Virginia Agnes Murphy
Phoebe D. Natt
Marie Guise Newcomb
Rhoda Holmes Nicholls
Eleanor Norcross
Elizabeth Nourse



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Mary Nimmo Moran (1842-1899)



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Solitude 1880--etching exhibited
in Women's Building,
1893 Exposition.

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Old Homestead 1889--
[National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian]
etching exhibited in Women's Building,
1893 Exposition.


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Home of the Muskrat 1885--[Titled elsewhere Haunt of the Muskrat].
It is unclear if this is Hunt of the Muskrat which was exhibited
 in the Women's Building, 1893 Exposition



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Between the Gloaming & the Mirk When the Rye Came Home 1883
--etching exhibited in Women's Building, 1893 Exposition.





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Point Isabel, Florida 1887--etching
exhibited in Women's Building,
1893 Exposition.

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Twilight, Easthampton 1880--etching in
Women's Building, 1893 Exposition.



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Forest --It is unclear if this is
Florida Forest which was exhibited in the
Women's Building, 1893 Exposition.


These etchings by Moran were also exhibited in the
Women's Building at the 1893 Exposition:




Born in Scotland, Mary Nimmo Moran and her family emigrated to Pennsylvania after her mother died. In 1862 she married her neighbor, the famous landscape painter Thomas Moran who taught her drawing, painting, and etching. By the 1880s she was considered America's foremost etcher and became internationally famous when, on the basis of her etching The Goose Pond, she was elected into the Royal Society of Painters and Etchers in London. They did not know she was a woman and she remained the only woman member of that organization for years.



Biography/history of Etching Movement--long, informative article

Biography of Thomas Moran--detailed biography that includes information on his wife Mary.

My Neighbor's Home--Easthampton

Old Lindens--Near Easthampton

The Barrens, East Hampton 1879

Where Through the Willows Creaking Loud, Is Heard the Busy Mill 1886



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Virginia Agnes Murphy ( ? - ? )


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Daffodils--exhibited in the Illinois
Building, 1893 Exposition.


Bird's Nests among the Bitter Sweet
(image unavailable) exhibited in the
Illinois Building, 1893 Exposition.



Agnes Murphy was born in Indiana and studied art at the Chicago Art Institute under Frederick W. Freer.  No other information is available online.



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Phoebe Davis Natt (active 1875-1895)


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Paris Gardens--representative work.



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Stringing Beads--
representative work.

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Washer Women --
representative work.


Katherine (image unavailable)--
exhibited in the Board Room,
Women's Building, 1893 Exposition.


Phoebe Natt studied art with Thomas Eakins and Tony Robert-Fleury  in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania School of Fine Arts and in Paris and Florence.  No other information is available online.




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Marie H. Guise Newcomb (1865 - 1895)


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Bloodhound Head Study
--representative work.



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Three Beagle Pups Napping 1893
--representative work.

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Played Out --representative work.


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A Goodly Company
--representative work.


Sheep in the Clearing
(image unavailable) exhibited in the
Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition.



Marie Guise Newcomb was born in New Jersey and studied art in Paris with the animal painter Schenck at Écouen, returning later to live in New York.  An animal rights supporter, she specialized in animal paintings (even studying Arab horses in Algeria) and exhibited in America and Paris before her early death at age thirty.  "Newcomb" was her married name.



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Rhoda (Carleton Marion) Holmes Nicholls (1854 - 1930)


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Self-Portrait, Rome
1880--representative work.



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Summer Time Afternoon Tea 1889--
representative work.

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Two Women Chatting by Fence
c. 1890--representative work.


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In Chrysanthemum Time--
representative work.


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Women in Meadow--
representative work.



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Still Life with Flowers--
representative work.

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Man with Pipe--
representative work.


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Indian after the Chase
--representative work.




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Summer Boy--
representative work.

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Roman Sharp Shooter--
representative work.



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The Scarlet Letter--exhibited in Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition.


Chrysanthemums and Washing Day
(images unavailable)--exhibited in the
Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition.


On the Dunes (image unavailable)--exhibited
in the Connecticut Room, Women's Building,
1893 Exposition; and A Venetian Courtyard
(image unavailable)--exhibited in the Rotunda,
Women's Building, 1893 Exposition



Rhoda Holmes Nicholls, a vicar's daughter from Coventry, England, studied at the Bloomsbury School of Art and the Kensington Museum in London and in Italy where she was a member of an international group of artists called  Circello Artistico and only the second woman ever to be elected to the Rome Watercolor Society. Her work was very popular, and she often exhibited in both England and America.  After her marriage to an American artist (Burr Nicholls), she became an instructor at the Art Students League in New York and for William Merritt Chase's summer watercolor classes in Shinnecock, New York.  She was one of the editors of Palette and Bench Magazine to which she also contributed articles on art and illustrations.



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Eleanor Norcross (1854 -1923)


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Jeune Fille a la Robe Rouge
1890--representative work.


In My Studio (image unavailable)--exhibited
in the Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition.


Eleanor Norcross was born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts where her father was the first mayor.  She graduated from Wheaton Seminary.  Her art studies began at the Art Student League in New York with William Merritt Chase, but she lived in Paris from 1880 to 1920, studying with Alfred Steven and often exhibiting.  She retired to Fitchburg where she promoted art by donating her art collection and money to the founding of the Fitchburg Museum.



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Elizabeth Nourse (1860 - 1938)


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Self-Portrait 1892--representative work.

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Le Gouter--representative work.



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Self-Portrait 1892--representative work.

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Study--representative work.


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The Family Meal--exhibited in Fine
Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition.



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Good Friday, Rome 1891--
exhibited in Fine Arts Palace,
1893 Exposition.
[Large painting showing the traditional
kissing of the cross on Good Friday.
Paletteof rich browns and blacks
relieved by deep blue and red.]
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Peasant Women of Borst 1891
[Cincinnati Art Museum]--
exhibited in Cincinnati Room,
Women's Building, 1893 Exposition.
[Devout  villagers approaching the viewer.]


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The Reader 1889 [my scan]
--exhibited in Fine Arts
Palace, 1893 Exposition.


Pardon de Saint Francois d'Assise (image unavailable)
1890--exhibited in Cincinnati Room, Women's
 Building, 1893 Exposition.  (See it on the wall of the
Cincinnati Room--far left, above china cabinet).



Elizabeth Nourse was born in Cincinnati where she began studying art at age 15 at the McMicken School of Design. She continued her studies at the New York Art Students League and, in 1887, in Paris at the Académie Julian.  She became a successful painter of peasant themes, especially of peasant women engaged in humble acts of devotion or religious ritual or the fishermen's wives in Volendam, Holland waiting on dikes for the return of their menfolk.  She traveled widely in search of regional folk themes, but Paris remained her home for the rest of her life.


Lilacs 1891

Two Dutch Children

Fisher Girl of Picardy

Portrait of Anna Seaton Schmidt 1896 pastel

Meditation--1902

Woman with Japanese umbrella c. 1900--scroll down page

La Mere--one of Nourse's earliest succesful paintings

Avenue c.1915--scroll down the page

Maternity



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