Era of Elegance Series, in collaboration with the Salisbury Association Historical Society
The illustrated talk will discuss the life and work of this singular portrait painter who came from a family of women painters. Although she was based in Salisbury, Connecticut and had painted many local subjects, including members of the Scoville family, she also “took the likeness” of well-known and successful people beyond the borders of the state. Those sitters included Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Joseph Choate, the American sculptors, Augustus St Gaudens and Frederick MacMonnies (she studied with the latter). She also painted William James and that great Harvard scholar of Asian art, Langdon Warner.
Boyle specializes in American Art and Culture of the late 19th and 20th centuries. He was the curator of painting and sculpture at the Cincinnati Art Museum, Director of Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Adjunct Professor of art history at Temple University in Philadelphia. He is a Benjamin Franklin Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in London.