(1864 - 1939)
Harriet Blackstone was active/lived in New York. Harriet Blackstone is known for portrait, visionary figure, marine.
Biography Harriet Blackstone
A classicist painter, Harriet Blackstone was a descendant of William Blackstone, recalled by history as an 'idealist and solitary', who had settled in Boston before its first group of inhabitants arrived.
She was born in New Hartford, New York, and moved to Chicago with her family in 1883 when she was a teenager. Before turning to art, she was a teacher of elocution and drama at Galesburg, Illinois High School. In 1903, when she was thirty eight, she began the study of art by enrolling at the Pratt Institute of Art in Brooklyn, and her teacher was William Merritt Chase. Encouraged to get more academic training than what was available in America, she went to Paris to the Academy Julien and studied with Jean Paul Laurens. Her painting
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