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 Louise C . Herreshoff  (1876 - 1967)

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Lived/Active: Rhode Island/New York      Known for: mod figure, landscape, florals

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BIOGRAPHY for Louise Herreshoff
1876 (Brooklyn, New York)
1967 (Providence, Rhode Island)

Rhode Island/New York

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A painter in Fauve style of female figures, still lifes and landscapes, Louise Herreshoff had a career both in France and New England. She was from a prominent Rhode Island family, and was raised by her aunts in Providence after her mother's death.

In 1890, accompanied by her art teacher and friend, Mary C. Wheeler, with whom she had studied in Providence, Herreshoff began study in France at the Academy Julian as a student of Benjamin Constant and Jean Paul Laurens. Staying abroad until 1903, she also sketched and painted in Holland, Italy, Switzerland and the British Isles.

She went back to Providence and painted in the environs of New England. With her bright palette and thickly applied unmodulated Fauve colors, she earned a reputation for being the most avant-garde painter in that region.

In 1910, she married Charles E. Eaton. The marriage did not last long, but from that time, she signed many of her paintings E or Eaton. Previous to that she signed "Herreshoff". In 1927, she stopped her painting and exhibiting career at the time of the death of her aunt. In 1941, she married Euchlin Reeves.

Peter Falk, "Who Was Who in American Art"
William Gerdts, "Art Across America", Vol. 1

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The Louise Herreshoff Reeves estate was given to Washington and Lee University (the alma mater of her husband, Euchlin Reeves). It included an extensive collection of fine Chinese export porcelains the couple had collected and a large number of paintings by Louise Herreshoff Reeves which had been stored away in her attic. She stopped painting in 1927 following the death of her Aunt, whom she was extremely close to.
Unveiled: a directory and guide to 19th century born artists active in Rhode Island, and where to find their work in publicly accessible Rhode Island collections by Elinor L. Nacheman

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