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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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Biography   Kathryn Woodman Leighton


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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 marrie   ...  Displaying 750 of 6045 characters.

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