Virginia Granbery

Virginia Granbery (1831–1921) was an American painter.

Granbery and her elder sister, Henrietta, were natives of Norfolk, Virginia, but their intimates moved north in the same way as they were young, settling in New York City. Their uncle was the painter George Granbery. They studied painting in New York City even if they taught in Brooklyn;
Virginia studied at the Packer Collegiate Institute. She sophisticated had lessons at the Cooper Union similar to Albert Fitch Bellows and at the National Academy of Design. The sisters lived together in Manhattan, and continued to teach painting privately; among their pupils was Annie Cooper Boyd.

Virginia Granbery was especially known for her fruit paintings, the majority of which have been lost; in her day, more of hers were reproduced by Louis Prang as lithographs than were those of any other artist. She after that painted portraits, landscapes, and animals. She taught at the Packer Institute for some time, where the art department more than doubled under her direction, and may have left New York City after 1890.

She exhibited performance at the National Academy of Design from 1859 to 1890; the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1860 to 1889; and the Brooklyn Art Association from 1861 to 1886, and once her sister showed achievement at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876.

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