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Gladys Reasoner

 (1886 - 1945)
Gladys Thayer Reasoner was active/lived in New Hampshire, Connecticut, California, New York.  Gladys Reasoner is known for floral still life painting; art education.

Biography  
Gladys Reasoner


Biography from the Archives of askART

Daughter of artist Abbott Thayer and his first wife Kate Bloede, Gladys Reasoner was born on July 17, 1886 in Woodstock, Connecticut, and exhibited in New York and Boston including the Knoedler Galleries, Grand Central Gallery, and Vose Gallery.  She studied with her father and continued to live in Woodstock.

After she married David Reasoner, she had a child named Jean (Reasoner) Plunket.

Note from Scott Chalifaux: Gladys was Abbott Thayer's daughter. She modeled for many of her fathers paintings. She married David Reasoner who was a student of Abbott Thayer and a very good artist in his own right.  Jean is David and Gladys Reasoners daughter and a portrait artist.

From: Scott Chalifoux


Biography from the Archives of askART
Born in Woodstock, Connecticut on July 17, 1886.  Gladys was the daughter and pupil of Abbott H. Thayer, and wife of artist David Reasoner.

Exh: San Diego Art Guild, 1937; So. Calif. Art, 1939.

Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
American Art Annual 1925.

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About  Gladys Reasoner

Born:  1886 - South Woodstock, Connecticut
Died:   1945 - Washington DC
Known for:  floral still life painting; art education