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Jessie MacGregor

 (1847 - 1919)
Jessie MacGregor was active/lived in United States, United Kingdom.  Jessie MacGregor is known for still life and genre painting.

Jessie MacGregor

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Jessie Macgregor (1847–1919) first learned drawing at the drawing academy in Liverpool run by her grandfather Andrew Hunt.  Her parents went to live in London and she began to study painting there, becoming a pupil at the Schools of the Royal Academy where her teachers were Lord Leighton, P. H. Calderon, R.A., and John Pettie, R.A.

She won a gold medal at the Royal Academy for history painting in 1871.  She was the second woman after Louisa Starr's gold medal in 1867, and the last woman to do so until 1909.

She exhibited paintings at Chicago World Exposition in 1893.

Her painting In the Reign of Terror was included in the 1905 book Women Painters of the World.


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About  Jessie MacGregor

Born:  1847
Died:   1919
Known for:  still life and genre painting