Emma Louise (Richardson) Cherry
(1859 - 1954)
Emma Louise (Richardson) Cherry was active/lived in Kansas, Texas, Colorado / Europe. Emma Cherry is known for landscape, portrait and still life painting, teaching, murals.
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Cherry, Emma Louise Isabel Richardson
(1859 Aurora, Illinois-1954 Houston, Texas)
Also known as Emma Louise Isabel Richardson
Although Texas claims her as “Dean of Houston Art,” (Dawdy II) and the state's "first modern artist" (Glasstire), Nebraska earns special association with her because it is the place of her earliest professional years. From 1880 to 1888, she was art instructor in Lincoln at the University of Nebraska School of Fine Arts. But unlike Texas where she received major public attention and financial security, Nebraska at first offered only studio space for painting and resume-building teaching experience but no salary. Taking her position there at age 21, she was groundbreaking as the first woman art instr
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