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|Spending most of her life in Paris, France, Florence Este was a painter
in oils and pastels and an etcher and engraver. She was born in
Cincinnati to a long-time Philadelphia family. In 1874, she
traveled to France with Emily Sartain and worked in Sartain's Paris
From 1876 to 1882, she studied with Thomas Eakins at the Pennsylvania
Academy and then went back to France where she enrolled at the Academie
Colarossi in Paris. Returning to the United States, she took William
Sartain's portrait class at the Philadelphia School of Design.
1888, she was living permanently in Paris and was an active exhibitor
in the Paris Salons. She also exhibited in the United States at the
Brooklyn Art Association, the Boston Art Club, and the Pennsylvania
She "painted in a unique style that doesn't appear derivative."
died in Paris and is buried in the cemetery of Saint Briac in the
village of Ille et Vilaine, Brittany. Her works is in the Musees
Nationaux de Paris and the Pennsylvania Academy.
Stephanie Strass, "American Women Artists"
Guy Cauchy (Cemetery information)
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