Mini Biography: Lotte Laserstein

Born in Prussia, Laserstein’s mother was a pianist and porcelain painter and her father was a pharmacist. She attended the Berlin Art Academy for about 6 years in her 20’s and was one of only a handful of women to do so. Continue reading Mini Biography: Lotte Laserstein

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Mini Biography: Elenore Plaisted Abbott

Although there is some confusion about the year of Plaisted Abbott’s birth she was born in Maine and received an extensive art education primarily in the Philadelphia area. She studied at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women (now Moore College of Art), the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and Drexel University. Continue reading Mini Biography: Elenore Plaisted Abbott

Mini Biography: Emily Sartain

Birth: March 17, 1841 Death: June 17, 1927 Nationality: American Movement: Mezzotint Engraving Born into a family of artists and printers in Philadelphia, PA Sartain was well educated and encouraged to pursue an art career. After a Grand Tour chaperoned by her father Sartain studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and became acquainted with both Mary Cassatt and Thomas Eakins. In addition to … Continue reading Mini Biography: Emily Sartain