Alice Sumner Le Duc
(1868 - 1962)
Alice Sumner Le Duc was active/lived in Minnesota. Alice Le Duc is known for impressionist painting, illustration, needlework.
Biography Alice Sumner Le Duc
The daughter of Civil War general, William Le Duc and his wife, Mary, Alice Le Duc was raised in privileged circumstances at the family's estate in Hastings, Minnesota. She never formally studied art, but developed her own style of Impressionist painting, choosing to depict mainly her family members and local scenery.
After her mother died in 1904, Alice Le Duc served as an aide to her father, accompanying him on business trips and handling his correspondence. After the war, General Le Duc was appointed U.S. Commissioner of Agriculture by President Rutherford Hayes. A project of Le Duc was promoting American-grown teas, and he provided seeds and plants to southern plantations.
Le Duc also designed embroidery patte
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