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Kathryn Woodman Leighton

 (1875 - 1952)
Kathryn Woodman Leighton was active/lived in California, New Hampshire.  Kathryn Leighton is known for Indian portrait, western landscape painting.

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Born in Plainfield, New Hampshire, Kathryn Leighton became a celebrated Indian portrait and landscape painter, especially big-screen scenes of glaciers, which resulted from trips to Glacier National Park beginning 1923. An exhibition reviewer for the Los Angeles Evening Herald, February 27, 1926 wrote: "The first to bring to galleries here the strange, wild charm of Glacier National park for an entire exhibit, Leighton has a masculine sweep and strength to her brush, and few men painters can outdo the virility of her sunbathed peaks and wind-winnowed snowfields." (Trenton 58)

She attended Kimball Union Academy near Plainfield and graduated in 1900 from the Massachusetts Normal Art School. That same year, she married attorney E   ...  Displaying 750 of 5965 characters.

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