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Nonetheless, 18year-old Bacon was determined to become an artist. She enrolled at New York’s School of Applied Arts for Women and, assisted by her landscape teacher, Jonas Lie—who in 1915 held a solo show of her work in his New York City studio— was able to sell her early illustrations and thereby finance her art education. For the next five years, Bacon studied at the Art Students League, showing a natural aptitude for painting and printmaking. She admired the realism of her noteworthy painting and lithography teachers, John Sloan and George Bellows, and the biting social commentary of French caricaturist Honoré Daumier.
Colors and shapes were of particular interest to her, both in her needlepoint work and her profile portraits. In 1804 Henshaw married a professor at Dartmouth College, Dr. Asa Miles, who died in 1806. That same year she became the wife of Reverend Ezekiel Lysander Bascom and traveled with him from pastorate to pastorate, living mostly in Gill, 19 BEAUX, CECILIA Massachusetts. The couple also resided in Deerfield and Ashby, Massachusetts, and in Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire. Although childless, as a pastor’s wife Bascom kept busy by planning and hosting social and religious events.
Blaine experienced that same sense of excitement when she came in contact with natural light in Mexico, the Caribbean islands, and Greece. Increasingly Blaine’s work was becoming more figurative. ” Her subjects—floral bouquets, rooftops, and sun-drenched interiors—were considered unusual choices for a modernist, who was supposed to discard anything too conventional or pretty. ” In 1959, having been recognized as one of the leading new “painterly realists,” Blaine had several well-received solo shows at New York’s Poindexter Gallery.
A to Z of American Women in the Visual Arts (Facts on File Library of American History) by Carol Kort, Liz Sonneborn