Deborah (Throop) Goldsmith
(1808 - 1836)
Deborah (Throop) Goldsmith was active/lived in New York. Deborah Goldsmith is known for naive portrait, figure and interior painting.
Biography Deborah (Throop) Goldsmith
One of the pioneering female itinerant artists in America, she painted family portraits in the early 19th century and signed her works "D. Goldsmith." They likely would have been attributed to a man had her granddaughter not saved her letters and paints.
She grew up in North Brookfield, New York, the youngest of many children, and was left to support aging parents. She taught herself portrait painting and traveled to earn money, staying with families until her work was completed.
In 1831, she stayed with the Throop family, and the son, George Addison Throop, proposed marriage. They were married a year later, although she warned him she had some false teeth and was two years older. She had two children and then died at age twen
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