Eugenie Etienette Lavender
(1817 - 1898)
Eugenie Etienette Aubanel Lavender was active/lived in Texas / France. Eugenie Etienette Lavender is known for religious, still life, portrait, and genre painting.
Biography Eugenie Etienette Lavender
Though Eugenie Aubanel Lavender was born in Bordeaux, France on Christmas Day in 1817, and grew up in Paris, she became one of the pioneer women artists of the American West. A student of Ary Scheffer and Paul Delaroche at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, and a classmate and friend of Rosa Bonheur, Lavender enhanced her studies by copying the Old Masters* in the Louvre Museum. She also worked as an art restorer.
Lavender emigrated to the United States in the early 1850s with her two children and husband, Charles Lavender, whom she had married in 1846. Though she was essentially a religious painter, in the 1850s Lavender painted many Texas landscapes incorporating state wildflowers like bluebonnets and purple mountain laure
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