Whistler's influence is unavoidable in Genth's depiction of this seated dark-haired woman.
|About the Artist||Genth, Lillian Matilde (American, 1876-1953):
"Lillian Matilde Genth was considered one of the most successful painters of landscapes and figures in America during her lifetime. Noted for her studies of wharfs painted in a Whistleresque manner and for nudes in poetic, pastoral settings, Genth was a competent figure and portrait painter. Paintings such as Along the Seine, 1907 were painted during her finest period and quite rare.
Born in Philadelphia, she studied at the Philadelphia School of Design for women with E. Daingerfield. Having won the Elkins Scholarship in 1900, she traveled to Paris studying for one year with Whistler. While in Paris Genth painted Whistler's portrait. An Associate (ANA, 1908) of the National Academy of Design; Genth was also a member of the following organizations: American Federation of Art; National Arts Club; royal Society of Art (London), Union Internationale des Beaux-Arts et de Lettres, Paris, France, International Society Art League, Allied Artists of America; National AWA; Associate Fellow of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and more.
Genth's awards include the Mary Smith Prize at the PAFA (1908); the Show Memorial Prize, National Academy (1908); gold medal at the Carnegie Institute (1907); medal at the International Exposition of Fine Art, Buenos Aires (1910); National Arts Club medal (1912). She was given solo exhibitions at Wilde Galleries, NYC (1927); Vose Galleries of Boston (1929) Milch Gallery, NYC (1931) and the Halaby Galleries, Dallas, Texas (ca. 1935).
Her work is represented in the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Carnegie Institute; Philadelphia Art Club; Brooklyn Art Institute; National Gallery of Art; Detroit Club; Cremer Collection, Dortmund, Germany; Newark Museum; Los Angeles County Museum and more." derived from AskArt.com, submitted originally by the Pierce Gallery.
|Culture||USA, Women Artists|
|Medium||Oil on canvas|
|Sight size||38 1/2" height X 29 1/2" width|
|Frame||Gold finished wood molding|
|Frame size||47 1/2" height X 38" width|
|Signed||"L. Genth" at viewer's upper right|
|Date of creation||After 1900|
|Condition||Good, not excellent due to overall faint craquelure.|