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Louise Mears

 (1866 - 1925)
Louise Mears (Fargo) Mears was active/lived in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois.  Louise Mears is known for charcoal portraits, children's book illustration.

Biography   Louise Mears


One of three talented daughters of John Hall and Elizabeth (Farnsworth) Mears, Louise Mears was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in 1866.  She spent her youth and gained her early education there, finding her niche as a young girl - drawing.  She became known locally for her charcoal sketches of the local inhabitants. 

One sister, Helen Farnsworth Mears, (1871-1917) became a renowned sculptress, and the other sister Mary, (1870-1943) became a New York author. 

Louise Mears had a short career as an illustrator, especially noted for her collaboration with Ella Wheeler Wilcox on a number of children's books, among the most notable being The Beautiful Land of Nod, which was published in 1892   ...  Displaying 750 of 1482 characters.

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