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 Katherine Levin Farrell  (1857 - 1951)

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Lived/Active: Massachusetts/Pennsylvania      Known for: etching, marine, landscape and genre painting

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Katherine Levin Farrell was born in Philadelphia, PA on March 15, 1857. She graduated from the Philadelphia School of Design for Women*, where she had studied with Peter Moran and Stephen Ferris. From 1880 to 1887 she was a student of Thomas Eakins at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts*. She also studied at the Philadelphia Museum School of Art and at the Drexel Institute from 1903 to 1905. During her career she received additional instruction from a number of established artists including Emil Bisttram in Taos, New Mexico.

Early in her art training she had developed the talents of an accomplished etcher*. Her works, both paintings and etchings, were exhibited in the Ladies' Parlor of the Pennsylvania Building and in the Women's Building of the World's Columbian Exposition*, held in Chicago in 1893.  She had spent time in Gloucester, Massachusetts, where she had studied with John Twachtman and Augustus Buhler. At the exposition an etching and a painting, both titled Five Pound Island, Gloucester, and an etching, Gloucester Wharf, were shown.

Farrell's exhibition record is extensive. Her works were shown in Philadelphia at the School of Design for Women, the Academy of Fine Art and with The Society of Artists. She won the Drexel Prize for Watercolor in 1903-04 and Gimbel's Philadelphia Women's Achievement Competition prize in 1934.

The artist also exhibited at the New England Mechanic's Institute, the National Academy of Design*, Brooklyn Art Association, Boston Art Club* and with the New York Etching Club. Her works were shown with many groups and organizations and the Philadelphia Art Alliance held a solo exhibition of her work in 1938.

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Biography from Dixon-Hall Fine Art:
Born in Philadelphia, Katherine Levin Farrell studied at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women (Moore College of Art) with Peter Moran and Stephen Ferris and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with Thomas Eakins (1880-87), William Sartain, Fred Wagner, and Hugh Breckenridge, and with Earl Horter and Emil Bistram in Taos, New Mexico.

A founding member of the Plastic Club, Farrell was also a member of the Philadelphia Print Club, Philadelphia Water Color Club, and a fellow of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Farrell exhibited extensively from the 1880s on, including at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the National Academy of Design, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Plastic Club, Art Institute of Chicago, Boston Art Club and others. Her work is in the collection of the Pennsylvania State College Art Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Trenton Art Association and in Cape May, New Jersey.

She married Theodore Farrell in the 1890s and her signature may appear as Levin, Farrell or Levin-Farrell.

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