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Blanche Chloe Grant

Blanche Chloe Grant

American, 1874 - 1948

Born in Leavenworth, Kansas, she created landscape and figure work associated with the American Southwest.

She attended high school in Indianapolis and graduated in the first class from Vassar College. In Philadelphia, she became active in clubs for working girls and lived for several seasons at the College Settlement.

She studied art at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts with William Paxton, the Pennsylvania Academy with William Merritt Chase, and at The Art Students League in New York. She became a part of Howard Pyle's circle of illustrators in Wilmington, and by 1914, was an established magazine illustrator and landscape painter. In 1920, she moved to Taos, New Mexico and became an author and editor of books on Taos and other parts of the Southwest including writing on Kit Carson. She also did numerous oil paintings of the Indians, emphasizing the romantic and colorful side of life in Taos. (AskArt 2006)