Summer with American Lilla Cabot Perry (1848-1933)


 

Lilla Cabot Perry (American painter, 1848-1933) Pink Rose 1910
Although Lilla Cabot came from a privileged Boston family, she did not receive any formal art training, until she was 36. In 1874, she married Thomas Sargeant Perry, a professor of 18th-century English literature, & they had 3 daughters. The young family traveled to Paris from 1887 to 1889, where Lilla studied painting at the Académie Colarossi & the Académie Julian. While in Europe, she also trained in Munich & copied old-master paintings in Italy, England, & Spain.

Lilla Cabot Perry (American artist, 1848-1933) Edith Perry at the Window
When she was 41 years old, Perry saw her first impressionist painting in a Paris gallery. Perry sought out the artist, Monet, & became his close friend. For 9 summers the Perrys rented a house at Giverny, near Monet’s; and he often advised Perry on her art.

Lilla Cabot Perry (American artist, 1848-1933) Woman with Cat
Between 1898 & 1901, the family resided in Japan, where Thomas Perry taught & Lilla studied some of the sources of impressionism – Japanese fabrics & prints. There she produced some 80 paintings; before returning home to paint in Boston during the academic year & on a New Hampshire farm during the summers. Perry exhibited her work at the Paris Salon & the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. She won medals for her paintings at important exhibitions in Boston, St. Louis, & San Francisco.

Lilla Cabot Perry (American artist, 1848-1933) In a Kimono 1898

Lilla Cabot Perry (American painter, 1848-1933) Poppy Screen 1915

Lilla Cabot Perry (American artist, 1848-1933) Cherry Blossoms

Lilla Cabot Perry (American artist, 1848-1933) Woman with a Silver Vase

Lilla Cabot Perry (American artist, 1848-1933) Portrait of Edith Grew the Artist’s Granddaughter

Lilla Cabot Perry (American artist, 1848-1933) By the Brook, Giverny France 1909

Lilla Cabot Perry (American artist, 1848-1933) Lady with Violets 1910

Lilla Cabot Perry (American artist, 1848-1933)

Lilla Cabot Perry (American artist, 1848-1933) Portrait of Anita Grew as a Young Girl

Lilla Cabot Perry (American artist, 1848-1933) Portrait of Alice Perry

Lilla Cabot Perry (American artist, 1848-1933) Lady Rowing a Boat 1907

Lilla Cabot Perry (American artist, 1848-1933) Alice in a White Hat

Lilla Cabot Perry (American artist, 1848-1933) Edith Grew the Artist’s Grandaughter

Lilla Cabot Perry (American artist, 1848-1933) Scent of Roses

Lilla Cabot Perry (American artist, 1848-1933) Self Portrait 1889-96

One response

  1. Lovely ladies 🙂

    2013/10/20 at 11:29 am