Lydia Field Emmet
(1866 - 1952)
Lydia Field Emmet was active/lived in New York. Lydia Emmet is known for portrait, child figure, and miniature painting.
Biography Lydia Field Emmet
Portraitist Lydia Emmet is especially known for juvenile
subjects painting. Born in New Rochelle, New York, she was one of ten
children and was part of a family of several noted artists, which included: Elizabeth Emmet Le Roy, a portraitist and maternal grandmother; Julia Colt Pierson, her mother who studied with Daniel Huntington; Lydia's sister, Rosina Emmet Sherwood, and a cousin Ellen Emmet.
In spite of
the painting traditions of her family, Lydia Emmet learned to draw informally at eighteen, she
traveled to Paris with her sister, Rosina, and studied
at the Julian Academy. On her return, she worked as an
illustrator of books and magazines, experimented with watercolors and
oil landscapes, and did miniature and pastel
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