Thursday, June 30, 2016

Summer Women - Claude Monet 1840-1926


 Claude Monet (1840-1926) In the Meadow



 Claude Monet (1840-1926) The Bench



 Claude Monet (1840-1926)  Beach at Trouville 1870



  Claude Monet (1840-1926) Mme Manet with a Friend in the Garden 1872



 Claude Monet (1840-1926) Terrace at St Adresse



Claude Monet (1840-1926) The Luncheon


 Claude Monet (1840-1926) Woman seated on bench 1874


Sunday, June 26, 2016

Summer Women - American Lilla Cabot Perry 1848-1933



Lilla Cabot Perry (American painter, 1848-1933) Pink Rose 1910

Although Lilla Cabot came from a privileged Boston family, she did not receive any formal art training, until she was 36. In 1874, she married Thomas Sargeant Perry, a professor of 18th-century English literature, & they had 3 daughters. The young family traveled to Paris from 1887 to 1889, where Lilla studied painting at the Académie Colarossi & the Académie Julian. While in Europe, she also trained in Munich & copied old-master paintings in Italy, England, & Spain.


Lilla Cabot Perry (American artist, 1848-1933) Edith Perry at the Window

When she was 41 years old, Perry saw her first impressionist painting in a Paris gallery. Perry sought out the artist, Monet, & became his close friend. For 9 summers the Perrys rented a house at Giverny, near Monet's; and he often advised Perry on her art.


Lilla Cabot Perry (American artist, 1848-1933) Woman with Cat

Between 1898 & 1901, the family resided in Japan, where Thomas Perry taught & Lilla studied some of the sources of impressionism - Japanese fabrics & prints. There she produced some 80 paintings; before returning home to paint in Boston during the academic year & on a New Hampshire farm during the summers. Perry exhibited her work at the Paris Salon & the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. She won medals for her paintings at important exhibitions in Boston, St. Louis, & San Francisco.

 Lilla Cabot Perry (American artist, 1848-1933) Child With Red Hair Reading


 Lilla Cabot Perry (American artist, 1848-1933) Children Dancing


 Lilla Cabot Perry (American artist, 1848-1933) In A Japanese Garden


 Lilla Cabot Perry (American artist, 1848-1933) La Petite Angele


 Lilla Cabot Perry (American artist, 1848-1933) Lady At The Tea Table\


 Lilla Cabot Perry (American artist, 1848-1933) Nursing The Baby


 Lilla Cabot Perry (American artist, 1848-1933) Profile Of A Woman Facing Left


 Lilla Cabot Perry (American artist, 1848-1933) The Cup Of Knowledge


Lilla Cabot Perry (American artist, 1848-1933) Title Unknown


Lilla Cabot Perry (American artist, 1848-1933) In a Kimono 1898



Lilla Cabot Perry (American painter, 1848-1933) Poppy Screen 1915



Lilla Cabot Perry (American artist, 1848-1933) Cherry Blossoms



Lilla Cabot Perry (American artist, 1848-1933) Woman with a Silver Vase



Lilla Cabot Perry (American artist, 1848-1933) Portrait of Edith Grew the Artist's Granddaughter



Lilla Cabot Perry (American artist, 1848-1933) By the Brook, Giverny France 1909



Lilla Cabot Perry (American artist, 1848-1933) Lady with Violets 1910



Lilla Cabot Perry (American artist, 1848-1933)



Lilla Cabot Perry (American artist, 1848-1933) Portrait of Anita Grew as a Young Girl



Lilla Cabot Perry (American artist, 1848-1933) Portrait of Alice Perry



Lilla Cabot Perry (American artist, 1848-1933) Lady Rowing a Boat 1907



Lilla Cabot Perry (American artist, 1848-1933) Alice in a White Hat



Lilla Cabot Perry (American artist, 1848-1933) Edith Grew the Artist's Grandaughter



Lilla Cabot Perry (American artist, 1848-1933) Scent of Roses



Lilla Cabot Perry (American artist, 1848-1933) Self Portrait 1889-96

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Summer - American Charles Courtney Curran 1861-1942


Charles Courtney Curran (1861-1942) Charles Courtney Curran was an American Impressionist, celebrated for his iconic paintings of women.


Friday, June 24, 2016

Sunny Summer Women


Elizabeth Sonrel (French painter, 1874-1953 ) Rêverie 1920



Lucy Martha Taggart (American artist, 1880-1960) Eleanor 1921


Frank Dicksee (English Pre-Raphaelite painter, 1853-1928) Elsa



Arvid Nyholm (Swedish American artist, 1866–1927) Miss N. 1917



Lilla Cabot Perry (American painter, 1848-1933) The Yellow Screen



Valentin Serov (Russian-born painter, 1865-1911) Portrait of Henrietta Girshman c 1906



August Vincent Tack (American artist, 1870–1949) The Lady in Yellow 1863



Frank Cadogan Cowper (English painter, 1877–1958) Eve 1919


Jean Édouard Vuillard (French painter, 1868-1940)  In Bed 1891


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Summer - James Jabusa Shannon 1862-1923



James Jabusa Shannon (American-born British artist, 1862-1923) Lady Shannon and Kitty on the Dunes 1900-1910

Summer is traditionally a family time which constantly negotiates a fine thread somewhere between expectation & reality. And this morning, I thought of the paintings of James Jabusa Shannon, 1862-1923, who was born the son of Irish parents in Auburn, New York, & moved to Canada with his parents, when he was 8. He sailed to London when he was 16 in 1878, & studied at the Government Art Training School, South Kensington. He made his debut at the Royal Academy at age 19. In 1901, he was elected President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, & he became a full Academician in 1909. He was knighted in 1922, and died the following year. His paintings, many about family interactions, certainly dangle somewhere between fantasy & reality.


James Jabusa Shannon (American-born British artist, 1862-1923) A Summer's Day



James Jabusa Shannon (American-born British artist, 1862-1923) Estelle, 1886.



James Jabusa Shannon (American-born British artist, 1862-1923) The Green Vase



James Jabusa Shannon (American-born British artist, 1862-1923) Diana MacDonald 1894



James Jabusa Shannon (American-born British artist, 1862-1923) Flora 1922



James Jabusa Shannon (American-born British artist, 1862-1923) A Lady


James Jabusa Shannon (American-born British artist, 1862-1923) The Flower Girl 1900


James Jabusa Shannon (American-born British artist, 1862-1923) Jungle Tales 1895


James Jabusa Shannon (American-born British artist, 1862-1923) Lorna and Dorothy Bell, Daughters of W. Heward Bell, Esq.


James Jabusa Shannon (American-born British artist, 1862-1923) Michealmas


James Jabusa Shannon (American-born British artist, 1862-1923) The Squirrel



James Jabusa Shannon (American-born British artist, 1862-1923) The Bathers



James Jabusa Shannon (American-born British artist, 1862-1923) Forbidden Fruit



James Jabusa Shannon (American-born British artist, 1862-1923) Princess Royal, Princess Mary Countess of Harewood (1897–1965) 1915



James Jabusa Shannon (American-born British artist, 1862-1923) Lady Winifred Paget (1881–1965), Viscountess Ingestre, and Her Infant Son



James Jabusa Shannon (American-born British artist, 1862-1923) Lady Grace Dance. British, 1862-1923



James Jabusa Shannon (American-born British artist, 1862-1923) Lady Barber in a Landscape Martha Constance Hattie Barber (1869–1933)



James Jabusa Shannon (American-born British artist, 1862-1923) The Artist's Wife


James Jabusa Shannon (American-born British artist, 1862-1923) Self Portrait 1919
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