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Painter and draughtsman born at Conchohocken, near Philadelphia, in America. After briefly studying at Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, she worked as an illustrator for magazines such as the Saturday Evening Post and for books. Rodman Wanamaker of the Philadelphia Department Store commissioned her in 1906 to go to Paris, and two years later she completed eight big murals in the style of Watteau for his shop. She took a studio in Paris and was soon elected sociétaire of the Salon d’Automne, was made a member of the jury and her picture The Egyptian Dancers was given the place of honour one year. Had a solo show in 1910 at Baillie Gallery, London, so successful she was asked to hold another the following year. In Paris she was associated with production of the magazine Rhythm and was friendly with numerous artists including Picasso, J D Fergusson and S J Peploe.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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