Balcomb Greene followed in his father’s footsteps and became a Methodist preacher, traveling around the country and earning ten dollars a sermon. He studied philosophy and English literature, but decided to devote himself to art after visiting Paris with his wife, who was a sculptor.
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Mary Cassatt is best known for her paintings of mothers and children in relaxed, informal poses. She was the first American artist to associate and exhibit with the French impressionists in Paris.
Marisol Escobar is a Parisian-born Venezuelan who has lived in New York since the 1950s. She studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1949 and at both the New School for Social Research and the Hans Hofmann School from 1951 to 1954.
Worthington Whittredge left home when he was seventeen “to see something of the world” (The Autobiography of Worthington Whittredge, 1942, reprinted in Janson, Worthington Whittredge, 1989).
Ed Moulthrop purchased his first lathe from Popular Mechanics magazine when he was fifteen. There were no instructions or tools with the machine, so he fashioned his own equipment and taught himself to operate it, developing an experimental approach that continued throughout his life.
Nina Gaby attended the Bazalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, and received her BFA from the Rochester (NY) Institute of Technology School for American Crafts.