Tuesday, January 1, 2013

English Artist Beatrice Julia How 1867-1932 Paints Delicate Infants & Mothers



Beatrice Julia How (British artist working in France, 1867-1932) Feeding Time


Born in Devon of Scottish parents, Beatrice Julia How, 1867-1932, studied at Professor Herkomer's School in London. When she was about 25, she moved to L’Académie Delacluse Montparnasse. Living in the rue Notre Dame des Champs, a street with one of the highest concentrations of artists in Paris, she came to know other artists including Rodin & Albert Besnard. During regular trips to visit her sister in Yorkshire & to Holland & Brittany, where she set up a studio in Etaples, How drew & painted simple subjects - mothers, infants, & soft still lifes. Remaining unmarried like Mary Cassatt, she, too, concentrated on children with their mothers & caretakers. She drew delicate studies in pencil, which she finished in pastels. Her fragile transparent technique using the broken surface of the pastels to produce bursts of light & vitality and her masterly handling of luminous gradations of color in the lowest tones contributed to her popularity in France, where she had several successful one-woman shows.


Beatrice Julia How (British artist working in France, 1867-1932) Still Life with Tulips


Beatrice Julia How (British artist working in France, 1867-1932) Maternity


Beatrice Julia How (British artist working in France, 1867-1932) Head of a Child


Beatrice Julia How (British artist working in France, 1867-1932) L'Infirmière c 1914-18


Beatrice Julia How (British artist working in France, 1867-1932) Orange Flowers in a Vase


Beatrice Julia How (British artist working in France, 1867-1932) Jean


Beatrice Julia How (Scottish artist working in France, 1867-1932) Grapes


Beatrice Julia How (British artist working in France, 1867-1932) Eating an Apple


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