Oil on Canvas
14 x 18 inches
Signed Lower Right
Inventory ID: rs278
Harriette Bowdoin was born in Massachusetts in 1880, yet she spent most of her life in and around New York city. She studied painting with Sir Frank Brangwyn in France and with Henry Snell and Elliott Daingerfield in New York. Bowdoin met American post-impressionist Jane Peterson, who also was also studying with Brangwyn at the time. The two women most probably traveled to Venice together around 1908. Both of these women artists were using fabulous color and bold, spontaneous brushwork in their paintings around that time period. Bowdoin exhibited her works at the Art Institute of Chicago (1911-18), at the National Academy of Design (1913-20), at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, and at the Society of Independent Artists in 1917. She was a member of the National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors, the American Watercolor Society, and the New York Society of Painters.
Harriette Bowdoin was born in South Hadley Falls, Massachusetts. She had a varied and very artistic career. Known as a painter, illustrator, and worker in crafts and as a teacher she spent most of her adult life in and around New York City.
Bowdoin studied painting with Sir Frank Brangwyn in France and with Henry Snell and Elliott Daingerfield in New York. Her wonderful and sensitive impressionist renderings of interior motifs endear her to that movement at the turn of the century.
She exhibited two paintings in the 1917 exhibit of the Society of Independent Artists, listing her address at the time as studio 417, 1947 Broadway, New York. One of the paintings was illustrated in the catalogue for this exhibition.
American Watercolor Society
New York Society of Painters
National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors
American Art Annual, v. 10-20
Who was Who in American Art
Dictionary of Women Artist, by Chris Petteys
Centennial Exhibition 1889-1989, by Members Past and Present of the National Association of Women Artists, p.54
Roughton Galleries, Dallas, Texas