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U. S. Women Painters:

1893 Chicago World's Fair and Exposition


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This Page:
Clara Weaver Parrish
Bertha E. Perrie
Lilla Cabot Perry
Helen Watson Phelps
Caroline W. Pitkin
Caroline A. Powell
Sarah Gooll Putnam
Lucy Lee-Robbins



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Clara Weaver Parrish (1861 - 1925)


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Red Lily--representative work



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Romance of the Rose--
representative work.

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Out of the Darkness--
representative work.




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Alyss--
representative work.

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Two Sisters--
representative work.


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Portrait of a Young African
American Woman in a
Green Headscarf
--
representative work.

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Portrait of a Young African
American Woman in a
Striped Headscarf
--
representative work.


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Going to Market--representative work


Study of a Southern Negro (image unavailable)--
exhibited in the Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition



Alabama artist Clara Weaver Parrish was born on a southern plantation to William M. Weaver and Lucia Frances Minter, both from socially prominent families. She studied art in New York with William Merrit Chase, Kenyon Cox, Henry Siddons Mowbray, and Julian Alden Weir. Later she would travel in Europe for a time and study at the Academy Colarossi. Although she exhibited in New York, Paris, and London, her attention became increasingly concentrated on stained glass window art. In the 1890s she worked as a designer for the Tiffany Stained Glass and Decorating Company; her stained glass window designs can still be seen in churches in New York and in her hometown, Selma, AL.  She married stockbroker William Parrish.



Sketch for Stained Glass Window




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Bertha Eversfield Perrie (1868 - 1921)



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Docked Boats, Gloucester--
representative work.

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Dock Workers--representative work.


Bound for the Banks (image unavailable)--
exhibited in the Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition.



Bertha E. Perrie, who lived in New York and Washington, DC, was known for her sea-scapes and paintings of the DC area.  No other information is available online.




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Lilla Cabot Perry (1848 - 1933)



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Self-portrait--
representative work.

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Self Portrait --
representative work.



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Lady with Bowl of Violets
--representative work.

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Cup of Knowledge--
representative work.


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Renee 1892--
exhibited in Fine Arts Palace
at the 1893 Exposition.



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Angela (1889?)--very
similar to her two
paintings exhibited in Fine
Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition:
Child in a Window [or
At the Library Window]
c. 1890 (dreamy girl
staring out window with a book
in her lap)
and to Reflection
c. 1890 (girl by a window).



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Little Angele (La Petite Angele) 1889
--exhibited in the Fine Arts Palace
at the 1893 Exposition.


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Child in Window 1891--
another child in window painting.



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The Young Violincellist 1892--
[Museum of Fine Arts, Boston]
exhibited in Fine Arts Palace,
1893 Exposition.

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Portrait of Alice (Portrait Study of a Child)
(Alice Perry)
1891--exhibited in
Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition.


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Open Air Concert 1890--
exhibited in Fine Arts Palace
at the 1893 Exposition.


Portrait of a Child (image unavailable)
[probably Cornelia Wolcott] --exhibited in
the Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition



A highly successful artist, Lilla Cabot Perry was born into a prominent Boston family and in 1874 married a professor of literature from the famous Perry family.  A mother of three, she began studying art at age 36 at the Boston Cowles Art School, supplemented by studies at Académie Julian in Paris and in Germany.  In 1889 and for many summers thereafter, the Perrys summered in Giverny where they met Monet and other impressionists who influenced her style.  Perry in turn introduced the Impressionists to a less-than-appreciative Boston.  In the late 1890s, the Perrys lived for three years in Japan where her husband taught while she absorbed Japanese influences into her art.



In the Conservatory 1915

The Black Hat 1914




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Helen Watson Phelps (1864 - 1944)


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Woman with Gold Necklaces
1893--representative work.

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Woman with Coral Necklace
1893--representative work.



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Mrs. H--representative work.

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Farmyard--representative work.


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Abandon (L'Abandon) 1892--exhibited in
Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition.



Helen Watson Phelps was a portrait painter born in Massachusetts. She trained in Providence, Rhode Island and in Paris under Tony Robert-Fleury, Raphael Collin, and others associated with the Académie Julian.  No more information is available online.



Portrait Of Mrs. Georgia Timken Fry--image




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Caroline W. Pitkin (1858 - 1937)


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Sandy Beach 1892--representative work.


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Still Life of Flowers--representative work.



Porgies (image unavailable) --exhibited in
the Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition



Caroline W. Pitkin was a New York sculptor and artist who studied under William Merritt Chase,  Charles Woodbury, Brirge Harrison, and Frank DuMond.  She often visited Ogunquit, Maine and is known for her seascape/landscape paintings of that region.  No more information is available online.




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Caroline Amelia Powell ( 1852 - 1935 )


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Woman with Harp--representative work.



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Lady with Horse (After A. H.
Thayer)
1887--exhibited
at 1893 Exposition work.


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St. Christopher Carrying
Christ (After Titian)
--
representative etching.


These wood engravings by Powell were exhibited
 in the Women's Building at the 1893 Exposition:




Caroline A. Powell was born in Dublin, Ireland and studied at the Cooper Institute and the National Academy of Design and under W. J. Linton and Timothy Cole.  She was an illustrator for Century Magazine from 1880 to 1895 and later for Houghton, Mifflin & Co.  Living in New Jersey at the time of the 1893 Exposition and later in California, Powell was the first woman admitted to membership in the Society of American Wood Engravers.




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Sarah [Sally] Gooll Putnam (1851 - 1912)


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Self-Portrait in Crayon--
representative work

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Little Match Girl
--representative work.



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Adirondacks--Woman on Piazza
1893--representative work.

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Portrait of Charles
Edward Pickering

--representative work.


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Henry Pickering Bowditch 1893--
representative work.


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Portrait of Amy Lowell
--representative work.


Portrait of Bessie Hooper
(image unavailable)--exhibited in
the Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition



Sarah Gooll Putnam was born into a well-to-do Boston family.  She studied under various local art teachers and was part of the first class of students at the Boston School of the Museum of Fine Arts, training which was intended for serious (women) amateurs rather than for (male) professionals. Further training in New York, Holland, and Munich followed. By 1883 she had become a successful portrait painter of Boston society and often exhibited.  Her portrait of Bessie Hooper was accepted into the Exhibition of Massachusetts Art in the Mechanics Building at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.




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Lucy Lee Robbins (van Rinkhuyzen) (1865 - 1943)


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Self-Portrait--
representative work.

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Society Beauty--
representative work.




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Jeuneirlandaise En Habits
De Fête
1893--
representative work.

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Portrait of a Woman in
Profile
--representative work.


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Les trois Parques (The Three Fates)
1891--representative work
(destroyed during World War I).




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Nonchalante 1893--
representative work.

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Before the Looking Glass
1892 --exhibited in Fine Arts
Palace, 1893 Exposition


My Mother's Portrait
(image unavailable)--exhibited in
the Fine Arts Palace, 1893 Exposition



Lucy Lee Robbins was born into a wealthy New York family (both parents were bankers), but grew up in Paris where she lived the rest of her life.   She studied under the French painter Carolus-Duran, gaining notoriety as his star pupil and rumored mistress, as well as for her unconventional (for a woman artist) large-scale nudes.  Her painting "Three Fates" was purchased by the French government for the Luxembourg Museum, and she became the first female associate of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts.  Unfortunately, most of her works have not been located.  Her later husband was the wealthy painter Hendrik-George van Rinkhuyzen, also an American in Paris (via the Netherlands).




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Posted: 6-25-02; Updated: 08-29-16