Artist Biography

Grace Ravlin

(1873 - 1956)

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    Grace Ravlin was an important female artist known for her bold landscapes and genre scenes. Working in the first half of the twentieth century, Ravlin endowed her paintings with the strong colors and staccato rhythms of the French Post-Impressionists. After training under William Merritt Chase at the Pennsylvania School of the Fine Arts, she spent most of her life abroad, traveling throughout France, Belgium, Spain, Tunis, and Morocco, as well as Mexico City, Taos, and New England, in search of fresh scenery. She exhibited widely, showing her work at the Paris Salon and the National Academy of Design, and winning prizes from the Amis des Arts in Toulon, France, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work is now featured in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Newark Museum, as well as the Luxembourg Museum in Paris.

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