Nearly one hundred years have passed since Louise M. Kamp (1867-1959) first arrived in Woodstock, NY. Now for the first time, public excerpts of her diaries reveal the feelings of this private woman artist in rural New York.
Louise Mary Kamp, née Wahl, was an artist, a mother and wife. She painted domestic settings, children, gardens, the still life, the river and her own backyard. Her genre paintings, depictions of everyday scenes plus her early portraits embrace feminine warmth, a feeling of light and gentleness towards her subjects. A perennial observer, Kamp studied trees and flowers, the human figure and landscape in thousands of oil paintings and sketches throughout her 92 years.
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