Annie Shepley Omori
Annie Shepley Omori (1856 – 1943) was an American artist, activist, and translator. For the first fifty years of her life, she produced work below her maiden name, Annie Barrows Shepley. She studied art in New York below Harry Siddons Mowbray and in Paris at Académie Julian below Jules Joseph Lefebvre and Lucien Simon. After that, she normal studios in New York and Connecticut, where she worked as a portrait painter and children's folder illustrator. She married Hyozo Omori, a Japanese dispute student, in 1907 and moved next him to Japan, where they traditional the Yurin En settlement home to provide speculative and recreational opportunities to the destitute in Tokyo. They were leaders in the Japanese playground movement. Hyozo Omori died in 1913, and Shepley continued direction the center. She as a consequence translated Diaries of Court Ladies of Old Japan with Kochi Doi in 1920.