Lucile Desbouillons Murphy
(1873 - 1956)
Lucile Desbouillons Murphy was active/lived in Georgia. Lucile Murphy is known for watercolor floral still life, interior.
Biography Lucile Desbouillons Murphy
The following biography has been provided by Karen Towers Klacsmann, Adjunct Assistant Curator for Research, Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia.
Savannah-born Lucile Desbouillons was one of four children born to French émigrés Aristide Louis and Louise Merckling Desbouillons. Although her father was trained as a physician in France, he established a jewelry store in Savannah, which also provided a home for his family above the store. Lucile's first art instructor was Carl Brandt, the director of the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, which opened in 1886. Art classes followed the model of the French Academy, which emphasized drawing from plaster casts and copying famous paintings. During the summer of 1895, Lucile and anot
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