Mariette Leslie Cotton

Mariette Leslie Cotton (1866–1947) was an American player who usually gave her declare as Mrs. Leslie Cotton. A student of William Merritt Chase, Carolus-Duran, and Jean-Jacques Henner , she worked mainly in Paris but as well as maintained studios in London and New York. By birth and marriage she possessed a level of great quantity and social prestige that, together subsequent to her artistic skill, enabled her to purchase lucrative commissions from prominent individuals. The portraits she painted were praised for their veracity, style, and fine technique. Their subjects included kings, aristocrats, celebrities, and members of rich families. Late in her career a critic wrote that her "popularity has a solid basis, for her portraits insert such abstract artistic qualities as full of zip and infinitely varied design and daringly highly developed arrangements of color, with mighty characterization and a resemblance that never fails to be convincing," and added, "her thing with the artistic pain never makes her obtrude her own personality or disrespect the sitter's susceptibilities."

Go up

We use cookies More info