(1871 - 1972)
Charlotte Leaming was active/lived in Illinois, Colorado. Charlotte Leaming is known for animal and landscape painting.
Biography Charlotte Leaming
Chicago artist Charlotte Leaming (1871-1972) was a painter of animals. Imagine how complicated it was for a young woman of the late 19th century to find models to paint in the city. To observe and sketch her favorite subjects, Charlotte arranged visits to Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo, traveling circuses and to country farms. She purchased several sheep and a cow as her models and kept them in her studio in downtown Chicago. While working, she wore a short skirt when most Chicago women donned floor-length dresses; and her shoes weren't high-heeled slippers, instead they were constructed like a man's shoe -- thick to keep out the cold of the studio that was suited to her wooly models.
In May 1901 the Chicago Daily Tribune reported
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