Sunday, November 4, 2012

Getting dressed for Sunday morning...

Pauline Amelie Dohn (American artist, 1866–1934) Village Belle

Pauline Amalie Dohn was born in Chicago. Her father Adolph W. Dohn was the 1st conductor of the Apollo Musical Club & a founder of the Chicago Orchestral Association.  She graduated from high school at 13 & entered the Chicago Academy of Design, graduating in 1882.  She studied with Thomas Anshutz & Thomas Eakins at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1883 to 1885.  Between 1885 & 1887, she traveled throughout Europe before enrolling at the Academie Julian under Gustave Clarence Radolphe Boulanger, Gustave Courtois, & Jules-Joseph Lefebvre in 1887.  From 1887 to 1889, she also studied with Luc Oliver Merson and Charles Lasar.  While in Paris, she earned an honorable mention at the Salon Societe des Artistes Francais in 1888.  Upon her return to Chicago in 1890, she began to teach at the School of the Art Institute & established a studio with artist Annie Weaver Jones.  They were both in the Palette Club, an organization for women artists in Chicago.  Pauline visited Europe 3 more times before the turn of the century; and in 1895, she studied with Gari Melchers & George Hitchcock in Holland.  She ceased exhibiting at the age of 40, perhaps because of her marriage to businessman Frank Rudolph in 1901.