Pauline Palmer (née Lennards in McHenry, Illinois 1867 - Trondheim, Norway 15 August 1938) was one of Chicago's early twentieth-century portrait and landscape painters who became one of the Midwest's most active and energetic exponents of impressionism. Palmer's father, Nicholas Lennards, a Woodstock, Illinois merchant, encouraged her to pursue art. Pauline studied at the Art Institute of Chicago between 1893 and 1898, including a one-month session with William Merritt Chase in 1897, and further temporary instruction with Frank Duveneck. In 1899, her work was compared to that of Chase: "She draws well, her colors are true and values well rendered; all the result of persistent and careful study." (M. M., 1899, p. 217).&n
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