LUCY SCOTT BOWER
Oil on Canvas
20 x 16¼ Inches
Signed Lower Right, "L. Scott Bower"
Accompanied by old Label noting Entry and Prize (Gold Medal)
Aix-au-ciel exhibition, Luxembourg Gallery, Paris, 1917
This Rochester, NY, born artist first studied at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts and subsequently in Paris, at the Academie Julian with Robert Fleury and Julian Lefebre. She later studied with the Breton Post-Impressionist, Lucien Simon. Lucy Scott Bower exhibited widely and with success and was the recipient of numerous medals prizes and juried awards including at the National Academy of Design (1900), the Arc-en Ciel Exhibiton at the Luxumbourg Gallery (1917) at which this painting was the Gold Medal winner, and the Society of Independent Artists among others. She was a member of the New York Society of Artists, the All American Art Association and the National Association of Women Artists. We are pleased to offer a gold medal winning work by this early American woman artist.
Lucy Scott Bower is well-listed in all relevant art-reference works including Benezit and Who Was Who in American Art which includes a signature sample and notes her 1917 Gold Medal award at the Luxumbourg Gallery exhibition.
E. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs, Jacques Busse, 1999 Nouvelle Édition, Gründ 1911, Vol. 2, p. 699; Who Was Who in American Art 1564-1975: 400 Years of Artists in America, Peter Hastings Falk, Sound View Press 1999, Vol. 1, p. 400; et al.
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