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 under Harry Siddons Mowbray and in Paris at Académie Julian under Jules Joseph Lefebvre and Lucien Simon. After that, she standard studios in New York and Connecticut, where she worked as a portrait painter and children's scrap book illustrator. She married Hyozo Omori, a Japanese row student, in 1907 and moved in imitation of him to Japan, where they acknowledged 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 paperwork the center. She then translated Diaries of Court Ladies of Old Japan with Kochi Doi in 1920.

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