Mary Helen Carlisle
November 20 1869 - March 17 1925
Print of Mary Helen Carlisle, unknown date, unknown photographer. Glass negative. 5 x 7 inches (13 x 18 cm). The George Grantham Bain Collection. The Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, DC, USA
Place of Birth:
British – English, South African
1890 - 1915
Drawings and prints, Painting
Landscape Painter, Miniaturist, Painter, Pastelist, Portraitist
Mary Helen Carlisle was born in South Africa but educated in England. She studied in Paris for five years at the Académie Julian under William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Tony Robert-Fleury, and Benjamin Jean-Joseph Constant. She traveled extensively throughout the United States and was active in California from about 1911 to 1915, after which she moved to New York.
Carlisle was an internationally renowned artist who exhibited her works at the Royal Academy of Arts in London; the Paris Salon; Walker’s Art Gallery, London; Charles Cobb Gallery, Boston; Knoedler & Co., New York; and Steckel Gallery, Los Angeles. Using pastels, Carlisle deftly captured the play of light and shadow in her brightly colored impressionistic landscapes. Carlisle also drew portraits and painted ivory miniatures.
Place(s) of Residence:
Place(s) of Activity:
Académie Julian, Paris, France (ca.1890 - ca.1895)
Related Visual Artists:
student of Benjamin Jean-Joseph Constant
student of Tony Robert-Fleury
student of William-Adolphe Bouguereau
Fellowships, grants and awards:
Award, National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors, New York, NY, USA (1914)
Member, National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors, New York, NY, USA (1911)
Honorable Mention, Le Salon, Académie des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France (1890)
Royal Academy of Arts, London, England (1890)
Knoedler & Co., New York, NY, USA (1925)
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