(1888 - 1981)
Georgia Wells Stearns Balch was active/lived in Vermont, Missouri / Canada. Georgia Balch is known for landscape, coastal views, marine and genre painting.
Biography Georgia Balch
Georgia Balch entered the art world through a combination of passion and necessity. Born in Frelighsburg, Quebec in 1888, in her youth she moved to Johnson, Vermont, where her parents owned and operated a hotel. In 1914, she married the town's most eligible bachelor, Chester Arthur Stearns. As a wedding gift, her new in-laws built them a beautiful new home on what is today Route 100C.
Chester Stearns died in the influenza epidemic of 1918-19, leaving Georgia a widow at 30. Rather than wallow in grief, she decided to devote herself to her art, packing up her baby daughter Joyce and traveling to Kansas City to attend the Art Institute. Upon her return to Vermont, she married a man named Roman Balch and settled back into the home and st
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