Blanche Dougan Cole
(1869 - 1956)
Blanche Dougan Cole was active/lived in California, Colorado, Indiana. Blanche Cole is known for portrait, western scene and landscape painting, sculpture.
Biography Blanche Dougan Cole
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A landscape artist, Blanche Cole grew up in Indiana, and Denver and Leadville, Colorado. In 1887, she went to Europe, spending over a year in Florence, Italy where she studied with the sculptor Preston Powers. Then she attended the Academie Julian in Paris until 1893, followed by time in Madrid with James Whistler and Charles Lasar in Paris.
In 1893, she returned to Colorado and divided her time between Leadville and Denver until 1894 when she married William Cole, an artist and businessman. They moved to Hinsdale, Illinois, but she spent much time in Colorado and wrote newspaper articles there, and by 1900, she was teaching art in Denver. In 1903, she moved permanently to Los Angeles where she taught art for many years and painted
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