Elizabeth Nourse

Elizabeth Nourse (October 26, 1859 – October 8, 1938) was a realist-style genre, portrait, and landscape painter born in Mt. Healthy, Ohio, in the Cincinnati area. She along with worked in decorative painting and sculpture. Described by her contemporaries as "the first woman painter of America" and "the dean of American woman painters in France and one of the most eminent contemporary artists of her sex," Nourse was the first American woman to be voted into the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts. She furthermore had the tribute of having one of her paintings purchased by the French admin and included in the Luxembourg Museum's unshakable collection. Nourse's style was described by Los Angeles critic Henry J. Seldis as a "forerunner of social realist painting."
Some of Nourse's works are displayed at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

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