Sarah Paxton Ball Dodson
Sarah Paxton Ball Dodson (February 22, 1847 – January 8, 1906) was an American-born performer who was credited as one of the leading American women artists in Paris during the 1880s, and whose artwork was exhibited at the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893.
Dodson's artistic interests were broad, from the semi-classic French have an effect on of her earlier works, such as La Danse, to the schools of the Italian Renaissance, followed by a period of realizable portraiture, including one of her more famous works, The Signing of the Declaration of Independence, painted in 1883. Her sophisticated works blended veracity and idealism. Her interests in natural world and poetry were reflected in her works.