The following information was submitted in July of 2006 by Judy Ramazzini:
Louise Lemp( Pabst) was born June 12, 1909 in St. Louis, Missouri, and died May 3, 1977 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Louise Lemp, daughter of a St. Louis brewing family, lived in Paris with her mother and father, who had retired early, from about 1927 until 1939.
Lemp studied at the Beaux Arts under George Leroux, Louis Roger, and Emile Aubry. She was recognized as having exceptional talent. She was trained in the classic tradition and, throughout her life clung to it. In 1935, at the age of 25, she won the society's silver metal for portrait painting. Until then, John Singer Sargent was the only other American to receive
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