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Mrs. Carl Meyer and her Children

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Description: Inventing the Modern Artist: Art and Culture in Gilded Age America
In her study of women’s cultural activities from 1830 to 1930, Kathleen D. McCarthy contends that artists of the Gilded Age seemed “almost anxious” to conform to the public’s “preconceived views” about them and that the comportment of such painters as Chase, La Farge, and Whistler “helped to feed public mistrust of what were viewed as the essentially feminine and passive leanings of the artistic community.” Yet at the same time, “men managed to retain their professional supremacy in the field” …
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Related print edition pages: pp.159-186

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