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Cecilia Beaux1855 — 1942

The 'new woman' in painting

New England Woman, 1895

The 'new woman' in painting

"Never was a word more absued than 'Technique.' To many 'Technique' means the purely mechanical, material side of a work, something generally found to be hard, shiny, even vulgar. Just now, to be clumsy is to be admired. Indeed bungling is much in fashion now, in painting. And if one does not bungle naturally, one may easily learn how to do it from the initiated. But the true definition of 'Technique' is very simple. A perfect technique in anything only means that there has been no break in continuity between conception, or thought, and the act of performance.

— Cecilia Beaux from "Address to the Comtemporary Club of Philadelphia Shortly after Sargent's Death," 1926

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Ethel Page

Ethel Page

1884
Little Girl

Little Girl

1887
Seaside Inlet, Concarneau, France

Seaside Inlet, Concarneau, France

1888
Portrait of Alexander Harrison

Portrait of Alexander Harrison

1888
Cecil Kent Drinker

Cecil Kent Drinker

1891
Ernesta (Child with Nurse)

Ernesta (Child with Nurse)

1894
New England Woman

New England Woman

1895
Man with the Cat — Portrait of Henry Sturgis Drinker

Man with the Cat — Portrait of Henry Sturgis Drinker

1898
After the Meeting

After the Meeting

1914
Cardinal Mercier

Cardinal Mercier

1919
Admiral Sir David Beatty, Lord Beatty

Admiral Sir David Beatty, Lord Beatty

1920
Sita and Sarita

Sita and Sarita

1921
Mrs. James Blathwaite Drinker and Her Son

Mrs. James Blathwaite Drinker and Her Son

1922
1801
Eloquent writer forges new path in painting
Vincent Van Gogh
Lover of beauty, pursued by the specter of death
Ferdinand Hodler
Cecilia Beaux
"Art is eternal, but life is short…"
Evelyn De Morgan
The man who fell in love with a demon
Mikhail Vrubel
2000

The artists of Impressionism