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|Born in Troy, New York, Ida Pulis Lathrop was a self-taught artist who
extremely successful doing portraits, still life and landscapes.
She was from a cultured family in Troy, New York, and later settled in
Albany, New York. With her artist
daughters, Dorothy (1891-1907) and Gertrude (1896-1986), she became a
center of the art world in Albany, where the girls grew up in a
Queen-Anne style home designed by their mother, Ida. In the back
yard, where the women often painted, was "an assortment of cages that
housed the family's numerous pets; porcupines, sheep, turtles,
raccoons, goats and squirrels (that) all found their way into the
Lathrop's women's artwork." (Vose)|
Because of their concern for animal rights, the women were strict vegetarians.
1904 to 1931, Ida Lathrop exhibited at the National Academy of Design,
also exhibited at the Chicago Art Institute, the Minneapolis
Exposition, Boston Arts Club, Corcoran Gallery, Society of Independent
Artists, and the Albany Institute of
History and Art. In 1926, she became a member of the National
Association of Women Artists.
Paul Sternberg, Sr., Paintings by American Women, Selections from the Collections of Louise and Alan Sellars, p. 31
Vose Galleries, Boston. Ad in American Art Review, December 2006
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