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Harmony in Red (Mrs. Storrow)

20th century
151.6 cm x 90.7 cm (59 11/16 in. x 35 11/16 in.)

Frederick Andrew Bosley (Lebanon, New Hampshire, 1881 – 1941, Concord, Massachusetts) Primary

Object Type: painting
Artist Nationality: North America, American
Medium and Support: Oil on canvas
Credit Line: Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Gift of the estate of Elizabeth B. Brewster, 2001
               Accession Number:                2001.103             
Object Description: Bosley was inspired by French Impressionist paintings he saw while studying at the Académie Julian in Paris between 1906 and 1908, as well as by the works of the American Impressionist James Whistler. After returning to the U.S., Bosley became Director of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Members of the city’s high society were his frequent subjects. Mrs. Helen Storrow was a prominent social reformer, serving as head of the governing board of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. Her spouse, J.J. Storrow, was a leading investment banker in Boston and the second president of the Boy Scouts.

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